GoFundMe Page Created For Wilmington Native In Need Of Wheelchair Accessible Van

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington native Kristen Curran Gannon recently battled an acute life-threatening heart condition. She had an ascending and descending aortic dissection. During one of her surgeries, Kristen suffered irreversible damage to her lower organs and her intestines ruptured, causing a stroke in her spine.Doctors told Kristen that she would no longer have use of her legs and would live the rest of her life in a wheelchair.  She was subsequently diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, a genetic connective tissue disease that has made it extremely difficult for her to heal and recover.Kristen’s parents are hoping to purchase a wheelchair accessible van with a ramp for Kristen. Kristen’s mom Elaine Curran, was a resident of Wilmington for almost 60 years before moving to New Hampshire. She taught school in Wilmington at the Wildwood and the North Intermediate for almost 40 years before retirement.Kristen’s friends has created a GoFundMe page to assist the family with the purchase. The page reads, in part:Our family has never asked for help and it is not something we are completely comfortable with even now. But, so many people have asked how they can help so we thought if we were able to get help funding a new wheelchair accessible van for Kristen, we could ALL share in something that would have unlimited potential to improve the quality of Kristen’s life as well as our parents who continue to sacrifice every day because they love her so much.Make a donation to the GoFundMe page HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedGoFundMe Page Created For Wilmington Family With 14-Year-Old Battling CancerIn “Community”CEILI STRONG: Music Bingo Fundraiser In Memory Of Ceili Kinneen Set For Tremezzo On October 24In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, August 30, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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Shoemaker Crocs delivering by drone

first_imgClose Shoemaker Crocs showed off a possible future alternative to heading out to its store as it experimented with helicopter drones as a delivery option at a pop-up store on 5 March.Shoppers were able to select a pair of shoes on an iPad screen and by touching a take off button, they prompted the drone to begin its delivery journey.The drone then proceeded to hover over the shoes before attempting – with the help of a magnet – to grab hold of a pair and carry them back to a waiting basket ready for the customer to collect.While not every pair made it successfully into shoppers baskets immediately, some anxious customers did manage to see their shoes delivered.The drones have been specially adapted from commercially available products for the temporary store, which will be open until 8 March.Morrie Fujita, vice president and general manager for Crocs Japan, said there were not any plans to use the drones in the long term.Whilst most drones kept missing their targets and, in one case, flying off haphazardly into the crowd, it was – if nothing else – an adventurous shopping experience.last_img read more

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