So yesterday at a meeting of Pete’s Adaptive Sports Team they broke the news that funds are tighter than in previous years. They are not sure that they will be able to fully fund everyone who wants to go and that unlike last year there is not likely to be funds for caregivers. BUT because Pete now receives Aid and Attendance he is not able to travel alone (not like I would let him go alone anyway but even if I was contemplating that they could not allow it.)
So what does this mean? It means that if Pete wants to attend the National Winter Sports Clinic for Disabled Veterans in Snowmass, CO in April that we will have to come up with airfare, hotel and meal ticket money for a caregiver. And likewise if he would like to attend the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Salt Lake City in June we will again have to come up with airfare and hotel money for a caregiver.
I say “a caregiver” because it does not have to be me. I am hopeful that his sister may agree to travel with him and take on the challenge in April. And if she does agree she should not also have to foot the astronomical bill to go and I would never ask that of her.
So finally I’m getting around to my point, I have started a gofundme account to raise travel funds for a caregiver to attend these events with Pete. It will likely be me because others don’t want the responsibility BUT I am still hopeful it won’t always be me. (a girl can dream)
Please do take a look and donate or share if you’d be so inclined.