Dearest Nancy and the John Shapiro’s Superheroes Foundation,
It was such an overwhelming surprise to receive your generous donation to assist my family with obtaining a wheelchair van for my 12 year old daughter Sydni.
At two months old Sydni was diagnosed with a rare and malignant brain tumor. She endured extensive chemotherapy, surgeries and hospitalizations and as a result , was left with many disabilities. Today Sydni is happy, thriving, and cancer free but we found ourselves desperately in need of a new wheelchair van to fit her supportive equipment, allow her to be safely monitored during transport, and to get her to and from her countless doctors appointments, therapies and family activities. Modified vans are expensive and I was overwhelmed with the daunting task of trying to find funds to aide us with this large purchase. At times it seems like a hopeless endeavor. Your donation changed that and has helped make this dream a reality.
I will remain forever grateful to you and your foundation for reaching out to us in our time of need. Just yesterday we were able to put down a deposit on her van and start the modification process. By Christmas and before the crazy winter weather hits, we should have Sydni’s new safe wheels.
With much love, appreciation and gratitude,
Cathy, Sydni and family