Jesse Green from Westminster is a special needs child who has Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, ARDS. Jesse was adopted and his parents who have adopted multiple special needs children have quickly outgrown their Suburban SUV when Jesse nearly died last October of ARDS. Jesse became trach ventilator, oxygen and wheelchair dependent. Ride to Give, a non-profit charity from Nyack, NY is hoping to raise $30,000 so the Greens can purchase a used rear entry manual lift van for Jesse.
Tomorrow, Gertie Nazaroff, 7 years old from Nyack will compete in a TOUGHKIDS Triathlon in New York to raise funds for Jesse.
Each week, the Ride to Give Facebook page features a "cause of the week." Since July, they have helped a little girl raise $7,000 for a seizure alert dog, provided a much-needed wheelchair to a young boy, raised travel expenses for a 3-year old girl who lost her eye to cancer and must travel from West Virginia to New York for screenings every six weeks.