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Quadriplegic Senior Raises money to stay in her Home
Deni Larimore is a vibrant smart and beautiful woman. At 60 years young, she is a master at the keyboard and still writes music. Deni’s only problem? She can’t move her arms and legs.
When Deni lost her husband in 2003, she had to rely on fulltime care. Unfortunately, the government does not cover all of her care, which led to clever ways to make money.
Deni started to sell some of her late husband Milton’s belongings and relied on family and friends for generous donations. Deni still has quite a few things to sell but finds it difficult to rely on someone to take the pictures.
When Deni could use her arms and legs, she was quite the photographer, making it tough for her to look at a picture without thinking that the lighting could have been better. If she is able to coax one of her caregivers, who are like sisters, into taking the pictures she does the rest of the work posting civil war memorabilia and 100-year-old flasks on eBay and Craig’s List. Currently up for sale is Deni’s pride and joy, her 1964 Fender Jazzmaster.
Deni discovered crowd funding and with the help of her sister, Lois Larimore, created a Go Fund Me Campaign that has raised $25,802.00 of her $35,000 goal. Thanks to Go Fund Me Deni has been able to stay in the house that her Dad built. Without the generosity of family, friends, and strangers, Deni would be living in a rest home.
Keep Deni Home was the brainchild of Deni’s sister Lois Larimore who has several friends who have been successful with cloud funding campaigns. Lois says, “It does my heart good to see strangers reaching out with a donation or a post share on FB and Twitter.”
Crowd Funding has certainly taken off. Websites such as Kickstarter, Indigogo, Crowdfunder, and Crowdwise and of course, Go Fund Me, are just a few of the sites where anyone can start a campaign to raise money for their particular cause.
Lois says, “It’s amazing to think that in this day and age with the economy the way it is that people are still willing to give a helping to someone that they have never met. Deni has received donations from all over the world from people who just want to help keep her home.”
One of Deni’s first posts explains why she so desperately needs a helping hand.
“Diagnosed in 1973, I am a victim of both Multiple Sclerosis (MS) & Lyme disease and require 24-hour care. My husband took care of me up until he passed in 2003. Family funding has been spent, and state/county only pays a portion of caregiver fees. It takes $1200 out-of-pocket every two weeks to pay my PM caregiver, which is not covered by government agencies.”
If you would like to donate or help Keep Deni home by sharing her story you can contact Deni directly at the Go Fund Me website or at http://keepdenihome.org/
Contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for phone and address.
About Go Fund Me
Founded in May of 2010 by Brad Damphousse and Andrew Ballester Go Fund Me is a crowd funding website that helps people raise money for events ranging from accidents and illnesses to celebrations and trips to Disneyland. Based in San Diego, Go Fund Me is one of the largest crowd funding platforms operating today.
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Page Updated Last on: Jul 17, 2014