Fund created for ill Grand Forks boy

NDAD is the sponsor for a new fundraiser for a young Grand Forks boy, Tanner Davidson, who recently was airlifted to a Minneapolis hospital after a ruptured appendix and subsequent abdominal infection.

He’s still in Children’s Hospital and battling to recover.

Flier for Tanner Davidson fund.

Go to http://www.ndad.org/fundraisers.asp to find out how you can help Tanner. Or, open the adjacent image on this page of a new NDAD flier on Tanner’s behalf.

Another way you can help: go to http://www.facebook.com/ndad.nd , find this item and “share” this with your friends and family on Facebook. Using the “Like” button on NDAD’s Facebook page will allow you to conveniently follow messages about the fund and periodic updates about Tanner.

World from Tanner’s CaringBridge site Friday is that he was stable once more. And awake. He had been in a medically induced coma.

“He has moved out of intensive care and onto a general medical floor. He will take his time making sure that all of the things that the doctors and nurses have worked on to get him to this point continue to building upon themselves day by day; starting with getting nutrients into his body. The nurses are hoping to start using his feeding tube tonight (Friday) with small amounts of Pedialyte. Truly, it’s a miracle that Tanner has made it through septic shock and three surgeries.”

About NDAD’s Community Fundraisers program

NDAD-sponsored community fundraisers are conducted by friends and families of a person with a disability or a serious health challenge.

NDAD acts as custodian of the funds raised, which can be used to help the individual with medical and other urgent needs and expenses, including helping with doctor, clinic or hospital bills and paying pre-existing bills. NDAD allows the client to use the bank of his or her choice to hold all funds that are raised.

The community fundraiser service is offered free of charge by NDAD. All funds raised are spent on the client’s needs – in young Tanner’s case, medical-related bills and essential day-to-day expenses. It’s a service NDAD has provided across North Dakota for the majority of its 37 years. References are available.

The service offers benefits in several ways. NDAD is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, meaning any funds donated to NDAD qualify for a charitable donation and are deductible for donors who itemize. Funds donated to bank accounts that are not under 501(c)(3) status are not deductible funds.

Donations directly to a needy individual also may cause that person to lose eligibility for various public assistance programs that are based on income. With NDAD as fund custodian, the funds should protect eligibility for public programs. NDAD tracks all funds raised and expenses paid. The client, family member or representative can bring in the donation, and NDAD will provide the necessary accounting functions.

Approved bills must be submitted to NDAD, where they will be paid with donated funds — a service that can be of great relief to individuals or families dealing with overwhelming situations. If clients are at medical facilities out of town for long periods of time, it also can be a great convenience.

NDAD’s long reputable service in North Dakota also is a factor sometimes when potential donors consider a fundraiser sponsored by the organization.

Also, NDAD provides marketing and consulting expertise to help with fundraisers, including creation and copying of posters, letters or any other advertising items necessary for fundraisers.

Learn more about NDAD’s Community Fundraisers program by calling (701) 775-5577 or toll free 1 (800) 532-NDAD. Learn about other upcoming fundraisers at http://www.ndad.org/fundraisers.asp .

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