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About Our Auction
We just hosted an auction to Help Bring Meghan Home but had some later donations that weren't able to fit into the regular auction. This is an extension of the first auction, open to anyone in Canada for bidding. All proceeds of this auction will help the Vandeputte family purchase appropriate vehicular needs to transport their daughter, who is now confined to her wheelchair.
About Help Bring Meghan Home
Meghan Vandeputte was involved in a tragic, life-changing accident in 2016. Meg fell four stories from a balcony and somehow, by the grace of God, managed to survive. Rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, she underwent multiple life-saving surgeries and remained there for months of complicated recovery from injury to her spinal cord.
Still, as a consequence of her injuries, Meg has been rendered a quadriplegic and will be confined to an electric wheelchair. Currently, she is residing at Gage Transitional Housing for Independent Living until the end of this September. Once released, she will need to move home to be cared for by her parents, Susan and Frank Vandeputte.
Susan is such a dedicated mother. Since the accident, she has hardly left Meg’s side, essentially living away from home to be closer to her daughter. When Meg could not speak in the earliest part of her recovery, Susan somehow managed to learn how to read her lips. Frank is with her three to four days a week, even as he continues to work full time. The sad reality is that time and money are both luxuries in very short supply. In so many ways, they are a truly ordinary, small town Canadian family facing extraordinary challenges.
In anticipation of Meg’s return home, their house is undergoing much required renovations. Funds will also be needed for accessible transportation. Unfortunately there is no coverage for these expenses. To help ease Meg’s return home by lessening the incredible financial struggle (and stress) they will face, James Carson, Susan and Frank's neighbour, has sought donations from many people and businesses in order to hold a fundraiser auction being held at the RecPlex in Wasaga Beach on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017. In addition to the LIVE and SILENT auction portions for the event, he has create this ONLINE portion.
To see all of the auction items, including those that will be available at the event on the 22nd of July, 2017, visit: https://www.facebook.com/helpbringmeghanhome/
If applicable, successful bidders will be responsible for the costs for shipping and handling and will be required to purchase insurance for their items. Payments will be accepted via EMT free of charge, or can be sent via PayPal with an additional fee to cover PayPal's charges. All currency is in Canadian Funds.
If payment is not received within 7 days of the auction closing time, the next successful bidder will be contacted.
All proceeds go to Frank and Susan Vandeputte.