The Fundraising Page of Kate Tucker

Kate Tucker

A Message From Kate Tucker

Hi there! My name is Kate and I am beginning my 3rd and final year at the Little Lighthouse. My family loves this school because they say I’m loved by all of my teachers and therapists and treated with great dignity no matter what my abilities are! My school gives me access to daily therapies that will benefit me now and in my future as I find my place in this big world. My teachers teach me all kinds of skills and about how much Jesus loves and cares for me.

When I was just a baby, I was diagnosed with Williams syndrome. WS is a genetic disorder that makes it hard for me to develop at the same pace as other kids. It also affects my cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and nervous systems. I wasn’t expected to live more than a couple of years, but my doctors and parents found a surgeon all the way in California who repaired my heart! Unfortunately during that surgery, I suffered a stroke in my spinal cord that left me paralyzed below my belly button. I have new challenges and spend a lot of my days in a wheelchair, but my new challenges don’t affect my joy! I love to tell everyone hi and give hugs, high fives, and fist bumps to as many people as I can. I love school so much that I cheer every day as I enter the building.

My parents also think I’m one of the toughest kids around. I work very hard to accomplish my goals in therapy and at home. I began my first year at the Little Lighthouse with a very limited vocabulary, I had a hard time coping and communicating my feelings, and I was pretty limited in what I could do physically. Now, my mom can’t even count all of the words I can say! My therapists and teachers used a program called LAMP (Language Acquisition and Motor Planning) to help get me started and boy do I thrive with it! I now call everyone by name and love to talk to everyone I see. I’m can also crawl up and down steps and get out of my wheelchair all by myself! One of my mom’s favorite milestones I hit at the Little Lighthouse is the ability to blow with my mouth (something we worked on for over 2 years in therapy!) I was able to blow out candles on my 4th and 5th birthdays at school.

One special part about LLH is that it is a completely tuition free Christian school that services children with special needs, birth to 6 years old. That’s right, tuition FREE! LLH would cost an average of $32,000 a year if my parents were paying my tuition. Because of wonderful donations from people like you, local foundations, and charities, my friends and I can go to school and our parents don’t have the burden of this hefty tuition. LLH does not receive any money from United Way or the government. There are over 40 teachers, therapists and staff here that help me daily. I receive speech, occupational and physical therapy everyday---- how amazing is that?! I was on the waiting list for over 2 years, and my parents say it was worth it.

Now this is where my friends and I could use your help! Many costs go into running this state-of-the-art school. One of the fundraisers my school does each year is Mini-Laps. This is so much fun because I get to be a part of it! On October 12th, each LLH student will get to dress up (our theme this year is Made in Oklahoma) and take a lap around the track in the back of the school. Some of my friends go around the track in their cool chairs, some kids walk or even run! I would LOVE for you to come and watch! Every dollar we raise makes a difference. If you can’t donate at this time, that’s ok! But would you spread the word to your friends about how awesome my school is because you never know who may want to help! My family is so thankful for me to have this opportunity. We want our whole community to know about the Little Light House!

Here are ways to give today:
- You can make a donation via credit card here on my Fundraising Page

- You can give cash to my mom or dad!

- You can make a check out to The Little Light House and give to my parents or mail directly to the Little Light House at 5120 E 36th Street Tulsa, OK 74135. Make sure to put in the memo its for Kate Tucker!

- You can be set up on a simple giving plan where a small amount can be deducted from your bank account or charged to your credit card on a monthly basis. Super easy! Contact my mom or dad for help!

- You can become a corporate sponsor. For corporate sponsorship details please reach contact my mom Randi Tucker at randitucker1@yahoo.com or 580-583-6169.

- You can donate through the Opportunity Scholarship fund and receive a Tax credit for your donation. Learn more at https://osfkids.org/donate/. Please make sure and designate The Little Light House/Kate Tucker

Remember that my school is a 501(c)(3) organization and your gift is tax deductible!

See you on the track on October 12!

Love,
Kathryn “Kate” Tucker

Mini-Laps 2019

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About This Campaign

Mini-Laps is a fundraising event that is led by the parents of our students. Our children attend the Little Light House and receive much needed therapy services on a tuition-free basis, and Mini-Laps is the time when parents raise money for their child's year at school. At the event, each child takes a lap around the Little Light House track as we celebrate the milestones that they have met at school.
  1. Randi Tucker
    Randi Tucker gave a $65 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
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  2. Tiffany Schrick
    Tiffany Schrick gave a $52.44 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
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  3. Denise Thornton
    Denise Thornton gave a $52.44 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
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  4. Randi Tucker
    Randi Tucker gave a $673.16 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
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  5. Randi Tucker
    Randi Tucker gave a $75 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
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  6. Owasso DRUG
    Owasso DRUG gave a $1,054 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    We are so proud of you Kate!!!
    10 months ago · Like
  7. Jan & Mark Mansfield
    Jan & Mark Mansfield gave a $105.67 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
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  8. Rene Leigh
    Rene Leigh gave a $26.37 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
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  9. Amanda Stewart
    Amanda Stewart gave a $15 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
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  10. Paula Taylor
    Paula Taylor gave a $105.67 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
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  11. Kim Wallace
    Kim Wallace gave a $21.16 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
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  12. Anonymous gave a $22.20 donation to support Kate Tucker
    It’s so exciting to see how much you are learning at your school! So proud of you Kate! ❤️
    12 months ago · Like
  13. Gennifer Dobbs Martinez
    Gennifer Dobbs Martinez gave a donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
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  14. Kim Linton
    Kim Linton gave a $104.58 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
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  15. Tami Dyer
    Tami Dyer gave a donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    We <3 you Kate and we are Soo honored to know you.
    12 months ago · Like
  16. Stephanie  Bates
    Stephanie Bates gave a $14 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
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  17. Jamae Ramsey
    Jamae Ramsey gave a $54.53 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    Team Kate! We love you!
    12 months ago · Like
  18. Gennifer Dobbs Martinez
    Gennifer Dobbs Martinez gave a donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
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  19. Kerry  Jordan
    Kerry Jordan gave a $5 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
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  20. Jennifer  Blocker
    Jennifer Blocker gave a $104.58 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    We love you Kate! Love, the Blocker’s
    12 months ago · Like
  21. Leah Hoy
    Leah Hoy gave a $7 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
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  22. Kamela Brookshire
    Kamela Brookshire gave a $62.87 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    Dedication In Memory of: PeeWee Brookshire
    Sadie Brookshire will take 59 and 1
    12 months ago · Like
  23. Jordan Williamson
    Jordan Williamson gave a $42.01 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
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  24. Sheree Jordan
    Sheree Jordan gave a $30.54 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
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  25. Jocelyn  Lewis
    Jocelyn Lewis gave a $25.33 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
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  26. Christine  Glover
    Christine Glover gave a $21.16 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
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  27. Twyla  Elrod
    Twyla Elrod gave a $62.87 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
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  28. Whitney Wigington gave a $10.73 donation to support Kate Tucker
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  29. Sydney  Wisner
    Sydney Wisner gave a $31.58 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
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  30. Taylor and Gage Williamson
    Taylor and Gage Williamson gave a $45 donation to support Kate Tucker to support Orange Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    Aunt Tay Tay and uncle Gage love you sooo much!!! We can’t wait to see how bright you shine at your minilaps! #KateStrong
    12 months ago · Like