N.S. girl's fundraiser brings in $25K for wheelchair
Payton Given, 4, had been forced to crawl
A fundraiser Saturday night raised more than $25,000 for a Lower Sackville, N.S., girl with spastic cerebral palsy who needs to get a wheelchair.
Payton Given, 4, currently gets around her house by crawling on her belly. Her father Brad Given is caring for her, as are her two triplet sisters and another older sister.
Payton's mother, Amy, died recently from a rare blood disorder.
A website for Payton has raised almost $75,000 and the Department of Community Services has also promised to help the child get a wheelchair.
The fundraiser at a bowling alley brought in more money. Brad Given said it will help him get Payton two wheelchairs: one power and one manual. He will also be able to retrofit the family van to accommodate the wheelchairs.
Any extra money will go toward retrofitting the family home to accommodate Payton in her chair.
"I can't believe the generosity of people outside, that don't even know my family — overwhelmed," he said.