Saturday, December 8, 2018

wheels for John Paul

John Paul and me

Dear Friends,

The words in Mass yesterday from Isaiah chapter 29 hit me: 

On that day the deaf shall hear
    the words of a book;
And out of gloom and darkness,
    the eyes of the blind shall see.

Perhaps you know that my little brother John Paul is blind and partially deaf. At one point, I thought he was entirely deaf, until a little adventure we had together that I write about here

I found out from taking him ice skating, something which we still try to do every time I’m home for a visit. He loves it, and I love taking him. 

A while back our family tried to get a better mobility van to carry John Paul around in his wheelchair through a sort of online contest, which we did not win. 

Now, instead of a contest, my mom and dad have put together a Gofundme campaign to help the family get John Paul a new van.

Why do we need a new van? The old one worked when John Paul was younger, but now that he’s almost six feet tall, it’s quite a chore just to get him inside without hitting his head on the car door. It's a 25 year old van with all sorts of issues, and besides that my parents are getting older and they need something that is easier to move him in and out of. 

The Gofundme campaign is live at I ask you to prayerfully consider supporting this campaign for John Paul, my little brother. And feel free to pass this message on to anyone you think would be interested.

May God bless you, and have a blessed Advent!
Father Kevin

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