Groups come together to help Trinity; Domino’s Pizza donating 20 percent of sales on Wednesday to help the Harrison Elementary Kindergarten student

Groups come together to help Trinity; Domino’s Pizza donating 20 percent of sales on Wednesday to help the Harrison Elementary Kindergarten student

SWEETWATER COUNTY – Recently, Rock Springs Mayor Carl Demshar proclaimed May 16 as do something nice for your neighbor day. One local business is starting a little early.

Domino’s Pizza stores in Rock Springs and Green River will be raising money on Wednesday to benefit Trinity Kellum, a Kindergarten students at Harrison Elementary in Green River. The stores will donate 20 percent of sales between 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  to the family. Residents can visit the Green River store for a chance at the Prize Wheel to raise even more money.

The Kellum’s are trying to raise money for a wheelchair accessible van for young Trinity. At birth, she was diagnosed with Lobar Holoprosencephaly. Her mother Kimberly explained it is a condition where the brain does not separate into separate lobes.

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Kimberly said they are looking forward to Trinity going to first grade next year after two years of Kindergarten. She currently is at a six-month learning level. While she is able to get out to attend school because the bus is wheelchair accessible, that is about the only time she is able to get out of the house.

Her wheelchair weighs about 50 to 75 pounds and Kimberly explained even taking her to the grocery store is a chore.

Trinity also has an older brother and sister who are able to go out and do things, often times leaving her at home. Her mom said because of her condition, she is unable to go out in the heat because her body cannot regulate temperature. Even with this, Kimberly explained having this van would help her do other things such as go to movies and other indoor adventures, such as plays and concerts. Even having a van so she could go to the grocery store would be a blessing.

Mom also explained going to her doctor appointments are hard because she needs so many things when she goes out of town. Even just a day trip can involved coolers and suitcases full of the necessities she needs.

With Trinity’s condition, Kimberly is unable to work and recently Kimberly said her husband’s health has not been good adding more stress on the situation.

Besides the Domino’s fundraiser, there is also an account set up at US Bank where people can make a donation. The family is currently working with First Choice Ford who is helping locate a van for the family.