Rayvonte’s Wheelchair Van

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Raised by 60 people in 7 months
Many of you know the story of Rayvonte Ball, 18, a dedicated high school basketball player, collapsed on the court last March.

Ray was a perfectly fit, standout athlete who never complained of any health or heart problems. No one could have seen this coming.

Doctors believed it was due to a rare case of Long QT syndrome, which can cause irregular heartbeats. Ball stopped breathing for several minutes and suffered severe brain damage.

He's been hospitalized ever since, unable to speak or move much. His vision is likely severely impaired.

But there has been many signs of hope. Suzett Ball, Ray’s mom, calls them little things, but after what happened to her son, moving his limbs and blinking his eyes are big improvements. He is lifting his legs and arms in response to his family and friends voices. His gaze can follow basketball games, and he’s blinking and squeezing his hands. All these wins give us hope that there will be more to come.

Rayvonte can't live at home right now, but can visit. His mother is fully trained to care for him. After turning 18, Rayvonte was moved from Holland Bloorview Children’s Rehabilitation hospital, to the adult facility - Toronto Rehab Hospital. Although the staff there is amazing, there are far less resources available to patients and their families.

Stimulation and activity are key to Ray’s recovery, and he has an incredible family that are able and willing to take him outside of the walls of the hospital to further his recovery and improve the quality of his life. The only missing thing is the wheelchair accessible vehicle that they require to safely take him to and from the hospital.

Please help Ray & his family continue to fight for more progress. 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/rayvonte-ball-mother-recovery-1.4462303

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/04/11/friends-rally-around-toronto-basketball-player-who-collapsed-on-court.html
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First I want to say thank you to everyone who has contribute to this campaign for my son. Ray has been through a lot this past year. We are doing our best to provide Ray with the best quality of life that we can and that includes still having him involved in family gathering and for him to not be sitting all day in a rehabilitation centre. My goal is to one day take my son home and continue taking care of him but for me to do so I would need to have a proper vehicle to be able to take Ray to his appointments, school and to do stuff together has a family.
Ray recently had another hospital stay due to miner complication and had to stay in the emergency due to the complication thank god he is now back at he rehab but it was another scary episode for us and this is why I would love to be able to do all I can for my son the best I can and this is why I am asking for your support to make a donation to help us be able to purchase a wheelchair accessible van.
Any small amount will help. Thank you for your support in advance.
The Ball family
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