When she first reached out for help, Keena told us, “I have to borrow a family member’s vehicle to bring Douglas to the doctor, which is still a challenge. There are times where I have to call for an ambulance to transport him.” No.
The generous monthly donors to Chive Charities ’ Green Ribbon Fund stepped up again, and Douglas and his family received a $50,000 grant for an ADA-accessible van. Keena wanted me to tell you guys the gift made her think of the Bible verse “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends,” because when people give their time, money, and effort to bless those who go through difficult situations like this, it speaks volumes of their character.
By the way, four years passed from the night Douglas first experienced symptoms to the time he was diagnosed. We hope by telling his story, and all the amazing Chive Charities stories, we’ll increase awareness of rare diseases and shorten the time other patients have to wait for help. Just by reading this article, you’re changing the game for patients in the future. Did you know you were so awesome?
While we’re on the subject of awesome, we’d like to invite you to become a Green Fund Member and be a hero to people like Douglas every day of the year. Greatness is waiting for you RIGHT HERE.