Wheels for Bri – Our Friends and Neighbors Rally to Help Us Purchase a Van that has Handicap Accessibility!

Brianna with kids

Brianna and her brother Joseph and sister Bridget at Mr. Subs

I would like to thank Mr. Subs and everyone who came out to support my daughter Brianna and the upcoming fundraiser Wheels for Bri!  After an incredible turnout, Mr. Subs located at 100 South Plainfield Avenue, donated 15% of every purchase that was made between 4pm and 8pm.

Brianna was born with an extremely rare genetic disorder called Pallister Killian Syndrome (PKS). Because of this debilitating disorder, she is blind, unable to walk, talk or sit up. Now 6-years-old and 52 pounds, Brianna is quickly outgrowing her infant car seat. We are in desperate need of a handicap accessible vehicle to transport her safely in her wheelchair to doctor and therapy appointments. The vehicle will cost upwards of $60,000 and help is needed to generate the funds.

The Wheels for Bri fundraising event will take place on May 16th from 9am-2pm in Veterans Memorial Park on Plainfield Avenue behind the South Plainfield Senior Center. The event will kick off at 9am with a 5k, followed by a one-mile Family Fun Walk. There will also be a prize presentation for race winners, food, live music, 50/50, tricky tray, dunk tank, vendors, bounce house, games and many more activities for the kids.

Held in conjunction with the Mayor’s Wellness Fair, South Plainfield’s Park Community Church is organizing Wheels for Bri. The fundraiser has gained the support and partnership of The South Plainfield Police Department PBA, The South Plainfield Mayor’s Wellness Committee and The Boyle Memorial Foundation.

Although Brianna was born with profound disabilities, the pure joy and love that she has for life inspires me everyday. I am so grateful for all of the wonderful people who are coming together to support my little girl to help make getting a handicap accessible vehicle a reality!

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