This past Thursday we held a fundraiser at Republic (a bar downtown that Matt works for) with the proceeds going towards a van and its special alterations, such as a lift, for Charlie. We had sent an open Facebook invite out 4 weeks in advance and the outpouring of compassion and support was overwhelming! At the urging of people who could not attend, Matt set up a paypal account and the donations just kept coming in! People we have never met "feeling moved" to contribute. We were already half way to our goal before the fundraiser even started! Matt's employers were amazing enough to give us all of the proceeds from the front door that evening, which was enough to make our goal and purchase the van! We want to thank everyone who donated and/or came out to support us/Charlie that evening, including the Donnelly Group, Matt's employers, who provided the space, the staff, had thank-you cards made for us, and supplied free drinks with everyones cover charge, with 100% of the proceeds going to us. We have been humbled by everyones generosity and selflessness.