On behalf of With Arms Wide Open, We would like to thank you all for your financial support, which helps us to continue in our mission to assist NYPD Police Officers of all ranks active or retire with their Special Needs children.
With Arms Wide Open, provides among other services: specialized equipment, therapies, handicap renovations and offsets costs due to extremely high or prolonged financial burdens in which insurances will not cover all or any of the costs that are involved in raising a child with special needs.
The generous support of Individuals like you, make it possible for our organization to exist and to make a difference in the lives of these amazing children. With your continued help we can make it a little bit easier for these amazing children and their families, allowing them to flourish to their fullest potential.
Thank you again for your support!
Merritt Riley – Chairman
Daniel Sprague – CoChairman
Below is a list of where your donation have been going
$12,000 for a motorized, self-controlled wheelchair for the family of a retired Officer, for his retired son who is afflicted with Huntington’s Disease
$6,000 to a retired officer who has two sons with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy to purchase custom wheelchairs for optimum access and mobility
$5,000 toward the mounting medical bills for the family of an Officer whose children are afflicted with severe PTSD
$4,725 toward alternative physical therapy for the daughter of a Detective for his daughter living with Microcephaly
$3,900 toward physical therapy not covered by insurance for an Officer’s son with a Seizure Disorder
$3,000 to the family of a Sergeant whose daughter is living with Louis Bar Syndrome
$3,000 toward the cost of home renovations for a 14 year old boy who suffers from Epidermolysis Bullosa with two Police Officers in the family to make his home fully accessible
$3,000 to the family of Navy Seal Ryan Owens who was killed in action
$3,000 to the nephew of a Detective who lives with Klipper Lymphatic Muscular Malformation
$3,000 toward the mounting medical bills for alternative therapies of a Detective whose two children are Autistic
$3,000 to the autistic child of a Lieutenant whose home was severely damaged by a fire
$2,500 to a retired Officer who’s nephew suffers from Mestablastoma
$2,000 to the family of an NYC EMT killed in the line of duty
$2,000 to help defray medical bills of a retired Sergeant’s son with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
$2,000 to the family of an Officer whose daughter is afflicted with Muscular Dystrophy
$2,000 toward the mounting medical bills for a retired Officer who is afflicted with a severe case of Lyme Disease
$2,000 for the daughter of a Sergeant whose daughter suffers from Epilepsy caused by a traumatic brain injury
$2,000 donation to Sergeant who was diagnosed with Brain Cancer
$1,500 toward the purchase of an adaptive bicycle for a retired Detective’s daughter born with Angelman Syndrome
$1,000 to a Sergeant for medical costs associated with his son’s diagnosis of Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy
$1,000 to the family of a special needs child whose handicapped van was destroyed in an accident
$1,000 toward the Katie McBride Foundation – The daughter of a retired Officer who passed away from Leukemia
$1,000 given to the family of an Office from Michigan for travel expenses related to regular treatments in NY for his son with Ocular tumors
$1,000 to the family of an Officer whose son is afflicted with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
$1,000 to an Officer whose wife passed away suddenly
$1,000 to the family of Sergeant Pal Tuozzolo who was killed in the line of duty
$900 toward the purchase of 2 Angel Sense devices with one year of service for an Officer’s two children with Autism. The devices track children is they wander or get lost.
$800 toward the purchase of a communication program equipped iPad for an Officer’s nephew with Autism
$500 toward the purchase of an adaptive camera for a child with Cerebral Palsy
$375 towards legal consultation fees for an Officer’s son who is aging out of covered services
$355 to help defray the cost of summer camp for an Officer’s two sons with Autism
$300 toward the purchase of orthotics not covered by insurance for the child of an officer
Over $65,000 in 3 years have gone to the needs of the Law Enforcement Community!