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Wilmington Family Seeks Financial Support to Renovate House for Handicapped Daughter

A local family is seeking money to help make improvements such as a lift/elevator, widened doorways and storage for their daughter who was born with a mitochondrial disorder.

A Wilmington family is turning to an online fundraising site in an effort to help make their home more accessible for their daughter, who was born with a mitochondrial disease and has been completely dependent on others since birth.

Kevin Keohane created a GoFundMe page for his eight-year-old daughter Emerson, who he said started having seizures at just six weeks old.

"She is not able to talk, sit/walk, eat or do any typical of a girl her age," Keohane wrote. "She is absolutely adorable and is happy almost all the time. Unfortunately, we live in a split level house and need to handicap it in order to remain there. This will require a one floor lift/elevator, walk in shower, widening of doorways/hallways, and much needed storage for all of her medical supplies."

As of 10 a.m. on Tuesday, $670 had been raised to help the family since it was posted about two months ago.

To learn how to donate, click here, or click on the GoFundMe widget above.

"Whatever you can do to help us with this endeavor would be greatly appreciated," wrote Keohane.

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