People gathered today at Robinson Primary school to give 4-year-old Alaynia Davis a new wheelchair. The little girl lives with cerebral palsy and scoliosis.
Baylor Helping Hands were the first to find Alaynia's story and quickly turned to the community for help. Overall it took 11 days in total to raise the money.
Alaynia received the wheelchair on Friday just in time for the holiday season.
The second she was transferred from her toddler stroller to the medical chair, it was an instant change in behavior. Alaynia is feeling like new as she flashes the pink seat.
"We just thought it was the most awesome thing anybody can do for somebody," Betty Turner, Alaynia's grandmother said. "We're just happy that she's getting help."
Organized by Baylor Helping Hands, they asked the community to help raise the necessary $7,700 for Alaynia. The most helping hands have ever asked for.
"I'm not gonna lie I really doubted it, whenever I saw the price tag," said Taylor Ernst, Founder of Baylor Helping Hands. "I thought, okay maybe we're going to pay for 50 percent of it, but they're going to have to find their own way and it actually worked out pretty quick."
Along with the community, students from Robinson's 4H Club also helped make this day possible. They donated the extra money from a previous fundraiser.
"We had a lot of extra money," said Riley Schmunsler, Treasurer of 4H. "That we didn't know what to do with and so we really wanted to use that to give back to our community."
Turner was left speechless and full of hope, now that her granddaughter can sit comfortably.
"We got the donation and I'm so..I just love my baby and I want her to do good and be good for her," Turner said.
For more information and if you would like to make future donations to Baylor Helping Hands you can do so by visiting their website.
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