Sarah Vander Meulen
Sarah Vander Meulen is an amazing 4 year old girl with a rare genetic condition called Chromosome 18 Deletion Syndrome which causes Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome. This has caused Sarah many medical challenges. She was hospitalized for close to 14 months in her first 27 months of life. During that time, she had 13 surgeries, including open heart and 4 brain surgeries.
Although Sarah has been through so much, she remains a happy, sweet girl. Sarah has some disadvantages, such as she is unable to sit on her own, roll over, walk, or talk. She has medical issues, a trach, shunt and is fed by a tube 21 hours per day. She battles infections every few months and has seizures. Even with her challenges, the family stands in faith that God is doing miraculous things through Sarah. Her infectious laugh and gentle heart will melt you!
The family is in need of a wheelchair van to make Sarah safer and more comfortable as well as their lives a little easier. As Sarah gets bigger, it is more difficult to transfer her from her wheelchair to the car-seat; it is a two-person job to load her wheelchair into the car. This makes it challenging to take her places, especially alone. They need a wheelchair van and hopefully one that is big enough to have a caretaker next to Sarah and still fit her big brothers. A van would allow for family trips – not to mention making local trips to doctors and church so much easier.
The family cannot do this on their own. They are financially strapped with medical bills and raising three children. Please consider helping Sarah and her family.
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of Katie Wagner’s passing. The Lord called her home on September 17, 2013 at 11:45pm after a long and courageous fight against Rhabdomyosarcoma. She is now pain-free and surrounded by the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding. Read about Katie’s fight @ www.welovekatie.com
“I believe that everyone can be happy. I dream that nobody harmed anybody. I try and make the world a better place. I hope I am making a difference. I am gentle but strong” – Tyler Hallsey
On February 8, 2013 Tyler Hallsey was diagnosed with Pontine Glioma which is a tumor surrounding the brain stem.
On June 13, 2014 the community of Anthem said goodbye to our superman, Tyler Hallsey. He fought hard and made a difference!
Special Events & Fundraisers: To raise donations, We Care hosts or supports a variety of events and fundraisers, including silent auctions, and golf tournaments.
We are comforted to know that this community of family & friends reaches out to support each other in a time of need. The small community of Anthem, Arizona helps to provide for those around them in time of need – especially the children. If any of us can help a child in crisis, even just a little bit, it can make all the difference in the life of that child. Even small donations add up. There are several ways to get involved.
A family community located just north of Phoenix, Arizona
We Care in Anthem is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization. Thank you for helping us with fundraising for the children & their families.