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Renee Martin Assonet, MA

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Brayton is about to lose his wheels! Brayton is our 14-year-old, amazing, determined and loving son who was born with Warburg Micro Syndrome. His syndrome has brought him many challenges throughout his short life. He has faced multiple surgeries, starting at just 5 weeks old with the removal of congenital cataracts. He has since had multiple surgeries including placing a feeding tube, repairing a laryngeal cleft, and major bilateral hip surgery at 7-years-old. 

One of the many daily struggles he overcomes is the inability to walk. Brayton relies on a wheelchair to move about his surroundings. We were told that he would always require someone to manually push his chair due to his low muscle tone, but our prayers were answered. Brayton was determined to overcome his limitations and gain as much independence as possible. He is currently able to propel his wheelchair around his home, school, and other surroundings with supervision to minimum assistance. We could not be prouder of our little fighter.

Here is where our problem arises, in order to transport Brayton, he requires a special wheelchair accessible van. We currently have a very nice, accessible, fully functioning van. However, in spite of our best efforts to try and stay on top of finances, we fell behind on vehicle payments. At this time we are facing financial collapse and need some short-term help to avoid losing Brayton’s handicapped accessible van. This would be disastrous as we must have accessible transportation for Brayton. We continue to pray and hold onto faith that we will find assistance. 

We fall between the cracks – we are working as much as we can to stay ahead, and do not qualify for government assistance because we do not meet the income guidelines.  We can’t get a loan due to our credit and limited income.

A little about our family and how we came to this hardship situation: I am Renee, Brayton’s mom. I worked full time all of my life to support Brayton, who is disabled and requires care 24/7. My husband, David and I adopted his granddaughter (now 6.5-years-old) who also has special needs due to her trauma related history. Both children required me to take time out of work for extensive travel to Boston Children’s Hospital for specialized interventions. This ultimately led to the loss of my full-time job and therefore my income. I immediately began working toward a better job in order to provide for my family. I am currently a full-time student at Bristol Community College, in my last semester. I will be graduating with highest honors as an Occupational Therapy Assistant as soon as we are allowed to finish our fieldwork due to the pandemic.

David is a loving dad (has taken on the responsibilities of raising my son as his own) and has provided for our family through full time work as a carpenter. He became critically ill in January 2019 and was hospitalized, underwent testing, and eventually required surgery. David was in and out of work throughout 2019, many times without pay due to illness. With him being the sole provider for our family, this put our family in a further financial hardship. We had already experienced financial struggles due to my loss of income, increased expenses due to the adoption, and increased medical/family needs.

We really appreciate any support and assistance. Without Brayton’s accessible van, we will not have a way to transport him to his medical appointments, therapies, or to any family events. He will be trapped in his own home beyond the stay at home order. Thank you so much for your consideration.

 

 


Lindsey Cerkovitz

2020-04-10 20:16:46

We love you Brayton?

Anonymous

2020-04-10 21:24:21

❤️

Donna Poyant

2020-04-11 12:05:03

Best wishes

Jennifer Furtado

2020-04-11 17:42:53

Hope this helps! Good luck little man! ?

Michele Hood

2020-04-11 20:25:29

Have a blessed Easter.

Cynthia Benedito

2020-04-11 20:29:56

We are with you in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous

2020-04-11 20:50:21

Prayers for your family

Cindy Logan

2020-04-11 21:39:16

Antonieta Costa

2020-04-12 03:31:39

Hope this helps ? will keep you in my prayers

Heath

2020-04-20 23:22:20

I hope this helps and that good winds of fortune find you and your family.

Robin Quintin

2020-04-20 23:33:57

Good luck with your beautiful family

Pamela Phaneuf

2020-04-20 23:45:27

Praying this helps Brayden keep his wheels! ❤️

Anonymous

2020-04-21 00:32:52

Good luck!

Anonymous

2020-04-21 00:39:19

Our prayers are with you during this trying time

Eric and Bonnie Carvalho

2020-04-21 00:49:36

Best wishes.

Celia Hennessey

2020-04-21 04:57:53

Wishing you the very best and hope so much you raise enough to keep your van.

Laurie

2020-04-21 12:35:33

I wish you and Brayton the best.

Team Brayton

2020-04-29 03:36:56

Keep Brayton Rollin!

Auntie Edna

2020-06-17 17:41:26

Praying for BRAYTON and family

Auntie Carol

2020-06-17 17:59:39

Love and prayers for Brayton and family.

Anonymous

2020-06-30 07:07:44

Dear Martin Family, I have considered this fundraiser for some time, and have decided to assist you, in your endeavors. I do hope that you find some stability. TOCCS

Update #2
June 30, 2020, 7:50 am
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Thank you seems like nowhere near enough to even begin to cover the emotions I'm feeling right now. I have never felt more grateful and overwhelmed by the amount of support we received. I never imagined we'd reach our goal. To see the outpouring of kindness and compassion from so many people we know, and many we do not know has me feeling blessed beyond belief.

Just before I saw we reached our goal tonight, I was laying down unable to sleep. I began listening to music and heard a song that I had never heard before and made me think of my Daddy. Part of the lyrics said,
"You'll get stronger
If you need me, I'm not far away
So, just hold on
I'll help you find a way".
So, I spoke to Daddy like I often do when I'm really struggling and feeling lost. I asked him to help us, to help me and I said, we ARE going to be okay. Shortly after I got the message we received the final donation, tears filled my eyes. Daddy, we ARE going to be okay. Thank you for always watching over me. 

Update #1
April 21, 2020, 12:57 am
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Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude tonight. It was extremely hard and humbling to ask for help. I was finally persuaded to by our oldest son who said, “it’s not something that you should be ashamed of or embarrassed by, you need help and you’re asking.. that’s part of being an adult”. We can't begin to express how much we appreciate everyone's support. The amount of our fundraising goal is only a portion of what we are behind in payments. We have a long road ahead of us, but we have faith that we will make it through this. Thank you to everyone who has donated, shared, and/or thought/prayed for our family during this time. ❤️

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Campaign Created by:
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Anonymous Donor

87 days ago

Dear Martin Family, I have considered this fundraiser for some time, and have decided to assist you, in your endeavors. I do hope that you find some stability. TOCCS

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Auntie Carol

99 days ago

Love and prayers for Brayton and family.

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Auntie Edna

99 days ago

Praying for BRAYTON and family

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Christine Reilly

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Team Brayton

149 days ago

Keep Brayton Rollin!

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Laurie

156 days ago

I wish you and Brayton the best.
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