Merighan Thompson and Family Need Our Help

Merighan is my cousin Kristen’s daughter. They live near Ottawa Canada.

Along with their family, Kristen, Chris and

Kieran, they have dealt with more than their

fair share of hard times. 

Merighan has Sanfillipo Syndrome. Its fatal,

poorly researched and regressive. It’s

called Alzheimers for children and is so very

sad. Merighan has lost the ability to walk, talk and function on her own. She is a full adult

sized female who requires 24 hour care, rarely if ever

sleeps well and has complex and exhausting

medical requirements. They do have some 

help but because Merighan is over 18, there 

are few resources available to them.

Kristen has taken leave from her work to care for Merighan, Chris was laid off but is now

working as an IT consultant, but

the current economy and Merighan’s 

long-term and complex medical needs has

taken its toll. They are doing their best with

incredible grace and love but they are


Merighan is housebound, isolated and their

house needs to be adapted. Covid has meant

outings and outdoor exercising are difficult. At their home, the upstairs bathroom 

and bedroom are no longer suitable.

To help improve quality of life for this family,

we are looking to fund a mobility bike

for Mer to laugh and feel the wind in her face , and,

funds to remove and complete the terrible bathroom renovations that were

started to move Merighan to the main floor.

This family, who have helped so many, need our help.




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Organizer and beneficiary

Ingrid Rec 
Seba Beach, AB
Kristen Thompson 
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