Meet Paden!



This awesome four-year-old boy lives with the daily challenges of Vater Syndrome  and Vanishing White Matter disease. These complex illnesses have very devastating results.  He has endured 10 surgeries and 18 procedures.   Paden’s abilities to walk and to communicate are slowly deteriorating.  Paden, however, has astonishing courage and he enjoys life. His favorite television character is Elmo, but the cuteness of this Sesame Street character does not compare to Paden. The brave 4 year-old has an infectious laugh and people fall in love whenever he giggles. He makes friends everywhere! He is a ball of sunshine to brighten our day.

Paden needs a wheelchair ramp for his house, which has six steep steps. Moving his wheelchair down the stairs is too dangerous. Help keep him safe and smiling!

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Entrance to Paden’s home