Team Tanner is about a local born Bates County child that sustained life-long injuries at 10 months old as a victim of Shaken Baby Syndrome (mobility impairment, visual impairment, epilepsy and many other special needs). Team Tanner has been able to purchase a used handicapped van that has a hydraulic lift as well as safety device for wheel chairs to be secured.
Tanner’s mother Melinda dedicates her time to taking care of Tanner
and is unable to work outside their home. They do have insurance, but
it only pays certain needed treatment and for certain equipment. Since
the injury Tanner and his mother have relocated to Kansas City so that
Tanner can attend the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired and
also be closer to Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Team Tanner is co-hosting a fundraiser with The Fishing Dock on June
20, 2015 for Tanner. Raffle tickets for various items are $1 or 6 for
$5 and can be purchased from Barb Robinson (660-200-5561), Myra Boyer
(417-684-7002 or anyone at The Fishing Dock. You need not be present on
June 20th to win. The Fishing Dock has offered a percentage of their
food sales on June 20th also.
The live band “Eisel and Hoover” will will be playing at the Fishing Dock at approximately 9:00 p.m. until closing time.
“Team Tanner” donations may be made directly to Citizen’s Bank in
Butler, MO, or by contacting Barbara Robinson (660) 200-5561 or Myra
Boyer (417) 684-7002 or by going to the “Team-Tanner” GoFundMe page.
Please make sure you have a dash in the middle, there are 3 “Team
Tanners”. You can also find information on “Team Tanner” on FaceBook.