Ezra Luke Memorial Fund

Fund Type: Memorial Donations

Waco, TX

Fundraiser ends on May 20, 2021

In memory of Ezra Luke Abel Wilson, and in lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate to help us fund a special needs adoption.

Ezra was born on December 11, 2012 in Houston Texas, and was placed into his forever family on January 10, 2013. Ezra was born with an array of disabilities including Spina Bifida. He was paralyzed from the waist down, non-verbal, and developmentally delayed.

 

Despite all of his earthly challenges, Ezra was a world changer; an absolute gift to his family. His precious life was evidence that our God is Able to do immeasurably more that we can imagine. Without words, Ezra spoke to countless doctors, nurses, therapists, friends, and family with his eyes and his touch. Even with strangers, Ezra could reach out his hand and share the Good News and how much Jesus loved him. The testimony of Ezra reached deeper and wider than we could possibly know.

 

Ezra's adoption may have been the the most impactful decision we have ever made as a family.  Unaware of the challenges that lay before us, we gave our "best yes" and started a new life of parenting a child with special needs. 

 

There are so many words that describe our days.  I could list them all, but there is one that truly reflects Ezra's life on our family:

 

JOY

 

Ezra was our joy boy. 

His first noise when he had paralyzed vocal cords. Joy.

He drinks from a bottle when he should have a g-button. Joy.

He signed "mommy" when he wasn't supposed to understand. Joy.

He lifted held his head up with low tone.  Joy.

He army crawled across the floor, paralyzed from the waist down. Joy.

His gaze when he hears his favorite praise song. Joy.

 

Because Ezra brought so much joy to our family, we are starting this memorial fund to help other families wishing to adopt a child with special needs.  The funds required to adopt any child can be substantial, sometimes reaching $30,000-$50,000.  And this is even before the sacrifice of parenting and the resources required to raise a child of different abilities. So instead of flowers or gifts, would you please consider a financial gift to this memorial fund. 

 

Thank you!
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This fundraiser has been created in partnership with
Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation
5201 Steinbeck Bend Drive, Waco, TX 76708

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