Soup sale to help buy handicap van

Cordova School student has cerebral palsy

By Kevin Spradlin

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The recently chartered Rolling Sandhills Civitan Club is spearheading a benefit soup sale on Tuesday, Feb. 24 to help a mother care for her 8-year-old son with cerebral palsy.

The event is scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at First United Methodist Church in Rockingham.

Logan Gurry

Logan Gurry

Bobbi Jo Gurry stands 5 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs about 100 pounds. Her son, Logan, is an inch away from being 4 feet tall and weighs 53 pounds. It’s a physical struggle to put Logan into her sport utility vehicle, break down the wheelchair and stow it in the back, drive to Cordova School, rebuild the wheelchair and take Logan out — getting Logan to class on time each and every day.

“I’m having hard time lifting him into my car,” Gurry said.

Hurry said a wheelchair van in Charlotte is ready to pick up — but she needs at least $25,000 of the $51,000 purchase price first. The van will have a ramp that will allow Gurry to push Logan in his wheelchair onto the van and lock the wheelchair in place — saving both a physical struggle and time from breaking down and rebuilding the chair.

Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that appears in infancy or early childhood and permanently affects body movement and muscle coordination.

“When he was about two months old, he quit breathing,” Gurry said. “The lack of oxygen caused him to have spastic cerebral palsy.”

Rolling Sandhills Civitan Club meets at First United Methodist Church on the second and fourth Monday of each month.  The soup sale — choices range between homemade chili, potato or vegetable beef, with all the fixins — is $6 per bowl. Deliveries can be made for orders of six or more bowls.

Tickets can be reserved by email or stopping by Hardwick Vision Center, 1502 E. Broad Ave., Rockingham, weekdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.


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