We absolutely LOVE this story of two siblings forever connected!
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My name is Nick Tieken and I've reached out to Ainsley's Angels about getting a push chair/bike trailer for me and my twin sister Andrea "Chick" Tieken. We were born in Evansville, Indiana to Pam and Bill Tieken, high school sweethearts expecting their first child. Little did they know, they were having twins! Andrea was born four minutes earlier, and due to complications suffered a stroke at birth. I came along four minutes later, and although very premature, had no long term issues. Chick suffers from Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy and although her motor skills are limited on her left side, she doesn't let it slow her down! Chick is a very social person, more so than me. Her social influence covers our local community and beyond!
Chick and I try to do "Twin Time" on the weekends as time allows We cook food, bake sweets, watch movies, and take small trips around town to do things that interest us both. I've always enjoyed biking but Chick lacks the motor skills to ride a bike, and even a trike has proven tricky given her limitations. When I saw the equipment that Team Hoyt, Brent and Kyle Pease use, I set out on a journey to find one that would work best for us. That's when I found out about Ainsley's Angels! Having a chariot like this, so that Chick and I could expand our Twin Time to include cycling would be a physical benefit for us both as well as a welcome respite for my parents who still care for Chick daily. Not only would it help our health, it would hopefully encourage and inspire others in our community to recognize that we're all in this together!
Please help us make this dream for more Twin Time come true!
Click the button in the upper right of this page or you send a check to Ainsley's Angels of America, PO BOX 6287, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 with "Twins" on the memo line.
Another way to help, is to spread the word of our message and efforts:
1. Visit www.AinsleysAngels.org to purchase the children’s book, Born an Angel, written by Ainsley’s then 11-year old sister and donate it to a local elementary school library!
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Lastly, all contributions to are TAX DEDUCTIBLE under section 170 of the IRS Code, as Ainsley’s Angels is qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code. Our tax ID is EIN 45-3576353 and our IRS tax exemption ID (DLN) is 17053067330003. Of note, all donations through this page will receive a Donation Receipt from GoFundMe_Charity upon donating and all goal overages will aid Ainsley’s Angels in mission execution!