As a result of a gene mutation, Logan Neely’s brain did not develop properly. Where you and I have “folds” in our brain, Logan is missing most of those folds. He cannot talk, stand, walk, sit, crawl or even swallow. He receives food and medications through a feeding tube inserted directly into his stomach.
Logan is plagued with Epileptic seizures that can occur several times a day. He also receives multiple breathing treatments daily to clear his lungs. Between the fact that his brain is not communicating effectively with his body and his very low muscle tone, Logan can’t even hold his own head up for more than a minute or two at a time.
Transporting Logan and all his medical equipment is a challenge for this family. They have a small Kia sedan that is 12 years old, has over 230,000 miles on it and is on its last leg.
Just putting Logan’s wheelchair in the trunk means it has to be taken apart (Melissa has it down to 20 minutes), put into the trunk, then put back together again before getting him into his medical or therapy appointments. To simply go grocery shopping as a family currently requires 2 vehicles to carry the family, Logan’s “just-in-case” equipment plus the groceries.
They can’t attend church as a family due to transportation issues. Neither of the Neely sons have ever seen the ocean, since they don’t have a vehicle large enough to take a short family vacation.
The Neely family needs a Minivan as well as a special car seat to properly support Logan with several straps and a curved head piece to safely support his head and neck. God forbid if they were ever involved in a car accident, Logan’s neck could snap without proper support. The custom special needs car seat recommended by his Physical Therapist will cost approximately $3500, which is not covered by their insurance or Medicaid.
Two public fundraising events are planned to help raise at least $12,000 to purchase the custom car seat and a used minivan. If you are in the Charlotte area, please attend one of these events, meet the family and allow them the opportunity to thank you in person.
FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2017
4:00 – 6:00 PM
TEGA CAY CHILDREN’S ACADEMY
412 SILVER RIDGE DRIVE, FORT MIL, SC 29708
Come to Logan’s fundraiser and annual 4th of July celebration party in the parking lot. Enjoy a parade, games for children, a dunk tank, animal balloons, bounce house, a Firetruck and more. Make a donation here and TCCA will match up to $5,000 toward Logan’s transportation needs.
TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
DANNY’S PIZZA & PASTA
2435 ROUTE #160, TEGA CAY, SC 29708
Danny’s will donate 40% of all sales (dine in, carry out and delivery) toward Logan’s medical fundraiser – All Day! Enjoy great food and live music outside. Danny’s is located in front of Walmart and behind The Toastery. The Neely family will be there from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
Logan’s mom had to quit working to serve her special needs child 24/7. Logan’s dad, a Police Sergeant in Tega Cay, SC., puts his life on the line daily to serve the community. Please join All Things Possible Ministries in serving their family in this time of need.
Donations for Logan can be made online here. 100% of donations received toward Logan’s fundraising campaign will go directly to the provider of the van and car seat. The ministry pays the fundraising expenses, but keeps none of the funds earmarked for our medical recipients. (We hold a Charity Golf Tournament every June and a Christian Vocal Talent Showcase every October to support the operations of the ministry). Once the two purchases are made for Logan’s needs, any funds that are received over and above that will go into the All Things Possible Medical Benevolence Account as a “pay-it-forward” for the next family in crisis.
All Things Possible Ministries is a non-profit charity whose mission is uniting the community to bring help and hope to families in medical crisis. This is accomplished by implementing Medical Fundraising events for patients in potentially life threatening health situations who don’t have the means to pay their medical bills or purchase specialized equipment. By removing the burden of medical debt, the patient and their family doesn’t need to have the additional stress of deciding whether to pay the medical provider or the electric bill.
All Things Possible Ministries is a 501(c)3 charity. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.