Noah's Ghoulish Gourds

Noah had a huge heart and loved to help his friends with special needs.  Again, we felt the tug of Noah's spirit when we met Izzy Shepard and her parents - Thomas and Tina.  Izzy is a young lady with cerebral palsy, a chromosome deletion condtion, a beautiful smile and special wheelchair that is too heavy for one of her parents to lift alone.  We made a night of fun and food near the eve of Noah's 19th birthday, in honor of his compassion and love for others  - by helping Izzy's family raise funds for a wheel-chair friendly van.  Izzy and her family were beautiully out-fitted as Alice, the March Hare, Queen of Hearts and Mad-Hatter.  With a delicious spaghetti dinner, great tunes provided by Jon Klassen, a special song by Casey Lucas - and lots and lots of fun - we put on the 2nd annual  “Noah’s Ghoulish Gourds – Carving Out Compassion” event. We raised $xx00 to benefit the Shepard family in their effort to buy the van that was  much needed. They can now transport Izzy to appointments, family, friends and ... Wonderland.

Izzy Shepherd (as Alice)

Izzy Shepherd (as Alice)

Izzy and the new van

Izzy and the new van

Joyce and Amanda

Joyce and Amanda

Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen

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