Tanner Perales To Receive Stem Cell Injections
THE EVER PRESENT smile of Tanner Perales lights up the room as he gets his picture taken with cousin Jordan Maciel. Jorden had donated the money she earned by selling her hand made jewelry to help Tanner get to Panama City, Panama. He is going to get stem cell injections that have been successful in helping people who have become paralyzed in accidents. Tanner was injured in a diving accident two years ago at Lake Limestone.
?I wish I could really express how much all of your support and encouragement means to me. I have to be honest, the thought of the procedure does make me nervous and scared, but I hope and pray that it will all be worth it in the end. The thought of being able to use my hands again has given me hope of what possibilities are in my future. Something as little as being able to feel someone toughing my hand is huge to me and I know that the stem cell procedure can make this a reality for me. With God all things are possible?Thank you all for giving.? Tanner Perales was severely injured in a diving accident and has been paralyzed from the chest down. He has been amazing keeping his spirit up and keeping his, really amazing, smile going. We, however, need to be reminded of the things we take for granted. What it is like to have an itch and not be able to scratch it; to grab something to eat whenever and not have to be fed; to move ourselves when we become uncomfortable; and as Tanner says, ?to feel someone touching my hand.?
People have been wonderful, supporting Tanner and donating to the trip to Panama City, Panama for the procedure that may give him some feeling back. He will get stem cell and bone marrow injections to help regenerate nerves in his spinal cord. Tanner doesn?t have the ability to sweat or control his body temperature and the procedure may help him to once again be able to enjoy being outside without the fear of over heating or getting hyperthermia.
Those who would like to donate can do so at Prosperity Bank, in Teague, and make a deposit into the ?Tanner Perales Medical Fund? or mailing a donation to P.O. Box 81, Teague, Texas 75860. Donations can also dropped off at D?j? Vu, in Teague, or online at gofundme.com and entering Tanner Perales Medical Fund and clicking ?Donate Now.? Some of the special fundraisers that are coming up are:
T-shirts are on sale at D?j? Vu or can also be purchased by contacting Tammy Jones a 254-739-5177. Tammy also has orange wristbands for $5 each.
A raffle is being held for a YETI Tundra 65 cooler values at $389. Raffle tickets can be purchased by contacting Janina Jones at 903-915-9625. The last day to buy tickets is August 30th, as the drawing will take place on August 31st.
The Freestone 4-H Shotgun Club is raffling a Savage Axis bolt action rifle with a 3x9 Bushnell scope, your choice of caliber. This rifle is valued at $350 and is donated by Robinson?s Trading Post. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Angie McAdams and are $5 each. Also contact Angie about a Clay Shoot to be held on September 14th at Caney Creek.
There will be a Garage Sale at 601 N. 8th Avenue, in Teague, on August 17th. If you have any items to donate please drop off before August 16th at 601 N. 8th Avenue.
A Bake Sale is planed for August 24th at Brookshire Brothers in Teague. The best bakers in Teague are busy preparing some great goodies for this one!
Please contact Cody Pierce at 254-739-5009 if you would like to help with any of the fundraisers.
$15,000 of the $32,000 has been raised to help Tanner. He is half way to his dream trip, but we still have to work for the rest of the funds.
Tanner and his family would like to give special thanks to Deja Vu Day Spa, Virginia?s Hospice, Angela Folgle, Jennifer Jones Maxwell, Cody Pierce, Angie McAdams, Janina Jones, Ellie Perales and Jordan Maciel for all their help and doing special fundraisers for Tanner.
?Thank you to everyone in our community of Teague, Fairfield and beyond that have supported, donated, worked, shared and prayed,? says his mother Tammy Jones. ?We thank you all!?