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Video: Help Provide Wheelchairs 4 Kids!

Tampa Bay power couple, Brad and Monica Culpepper are chairing a Jail and Bail event to be held at Taverna Opa in Channelside on April 27th to benefit the nonprofit, Wheelchairs 4 Kids.  They are currently seeking executives, business owners and personalities willing to be "arrested" for the event.  If you or someone you know is interested in participating, please call 727-946-0963.

Brad Culpepper was a starting defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1994 to 1999, the Dungy years.  He was a media favorite with a great sense of humor and still often appears on local sports shows to share his expertise.  He is also recognized as one of Tampa Bay's preeminent attorneys along with his partner, Brett Kurland. Monica is Brad's wife of 20 years and is a graduate of The University of Florida.  She has a degree in Physical Therapy and is a contestant on the current season of Survivor.  You can learn more about Monica on her Survivor Fan page. 
 
The Jail and Bail will consist of prominent citizens in the Tampa Bay area being arrested for various charges such as insider trading (retired NFL players using connections to get ahead in Fantasy Football) to impersonating an actor (local business owners/lawyers appearing in commercials).  They will then be brought before "Judge" Culpepper on April 27th at the Taverna Opa Jail where bail will be set.  The participants will then be locked up wearing our designer "prison garb" for one hour.  During that time, they will raise their bail by calling on friends and colleagues.  Upon meeting their bail, they will be released with great fanfare complete with flying napkins and Greek dancing!  

Wheelchairs 4 Kids is a 501 (c) (3) dedicated to improving the lives of children with physical disabilities by providing wheelchairs and other assistive devices.  Many children in the United States faced with living with physical disabilities are in wheelchairs that are too small, in disrepair, or do not fit the needs of the child.  In addition, families are faced with trying to care for their special needs children in homes that have not been modified to meet their specific circumstances.  Imagine trying to lift your teenager in and out of bed or a bathtub without assistive devices or a modified bathroom.   Picture a child in a home where they can't get upstairs.  Children outgrow their wheelchairs before government or insurance programs will allow for a replacement.  Not only is it unsafe for a child to be in a chair that is inadequate for their needs, but it can impact their health in numerous ways including scoliosis, respiratory problems and pressure sores.   Wheelchairs 4 Kids is prepared to address this much neglected need, but we can't do it alone. 

You can learn more about Wheelchairs 4 Kids by visiting our website at www.wheelchairs4kids.org.   We also hope that you will become a fan of our facebook page.

 

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