Category Archives: Oraine Williams

Special Fundraiser For Oraine Williams

Let’s get some specialized wheels for Oraine!

From David Burman
Aegis 

Dear friend and business partner:

As you know, on the morning of October 11, 2016, Oraine Williams was on his way to work and was involved in a highway -speed broadside collision with a tractor trailer which left him severely injured and lacking the mobility we all enjoy every day.   Oraine spent the first few months in critical care and rehabilitation and after some setbacks, arrived home just about 60 days ago.  He has been working his way back into the day-to-day affairs of his community and you may have already had interactions with him during his recovery.

But other than the trips to rehab and doctor appointments, which are criminally expensive and unreliable, Oraine is virtually trapped at home.   He cannot get to see his kids sporting events and activities, work, or even just go see a movie.  We believe it is vital to get Oraine back into a life that is as normal as possible.

Vans outfitted to accommodate his limitations have special ramps, drive controls, and other specialized equipment.  We have consulted with several auto industry professionals who have all agreed that minivans (specifically Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna) make the best platforms and VMI Conversions in Phoenix produces the best and most reliable conversion vans.   Brand new these conversion vans cost upwards of $85,000 depending on equipment.  The good news is that we have located, locally, a very low mileage (16k) 2015 Toyota Sienna already outfitted with the VMI conversion for $47,000.  Our fundraising target is $50,000 to cover tax (the conversion portion of the purchase is not taxable), tag, and the minor equipment additions that may be necessary.   First let me relay a special story to you about Oraine.

As a young boy in Queens NY, Oraine arrived home one day to learn his sister had been violently assaulted while waiting to get home after school.  A short time later, Oraine and his family relocated to Florida and Oraine attended nearby Poinciana High School.  By all accounts and you might imagine, Oraine was very popular among his classmates.  He started to notice a younger female classmate waiting after school alone to get picked up.  Recalling the fear of what happened to his sister years earlier, and even though he really did not know her well, Oraine spent every afternoon that year standing with this younger classmate.  He was protecting her.  We never knew about this story until recently when that younger classmate, who remains close with Oraine to this day, relayed this moving story to us.           

Several corporate partners with Reunion have started the effort but we need your help again to make this a reality as fast as possible.   Many of you have made donations in the past and words cannot express how much they have helped Oraine and his family deal with the many bills and challenges that accompany an accident like this.  It has been a most heartwarming thing to witness.

If you are able, please send a check made payable to “Aegis CMS-OW Van Fund to help make this goal a reality.
You can send your donation c/o Aegis, 8390 Championsgate Blvd Suite 304, Championsgate FL 33896.  The van is sitting on a lot for sale.  We have placed a deposit and the dealer has agreed to hold it for 30 days.  Please consider making a donation today to this very worthy cause and this deserving family.

Thank you again for your wonderful gift.

David L Burman, AMS® PCAM®
Aegis Community Management Solutions, Inc.

8390 Championsgate Blvd Suite 304
Championsgate Florida 33896
ofc: 863-256-5052 x226
fax: 863-256-5059

http://www.aegiscms.com
davidb@aegiscms.com

 

Oraine Williams – Update

Oraine Williams - Aegis Reunion ResortIt is hard to believe that 6 months has passed since Oraine was involved in a serious road accident.
In that time his loyal fans and supporters have made some great contributions to his GoFundMe page (please contribute if you can!)
A fabulous fund raising golf event was organized by his friend Carlton Grant of Reunion Resort, with the support from the entire industry and community of the resort in general.

Today, though, came the best news in 6 months; that Oraine finally returned home after his extensive treatment and rehab in Georgia.

After being under urgent and intensive care, and then rehabilitative care, continuously for over 6 months, Oraine finally came home for the first time on March 31st. All reports were that he was elated to be in his own home and able to enjoy those familiar smells and sounds we all relish. Oraine obviously has a long road ahead of him but his attitude and outlook are visibly improving every day. A colleague visited with Oraine just a few days before he left the hospital for good. The visitor left the hospital feeling truly inspired and humbled by Oraine’s ability to adapt to what has happened and recover his good nature. Those of us that know Oraine knew this day would come. That he would continue to be the person who would manifest hope and inspiration, without trying or even wanting to. Coming home is a big step and Oraine has started talking about his return to Aegis and more information will follow.

Oraine is a great guy, and we truly look forward to seeing him again in Reunion.

Lots of Cheating and Great Weather for a Perfect fund raiser!

We can’t confirm that every 4 ball sipped Tequila, bought Mulligans and recruited the assistance of professional golfers during a sun drenched golf competition at Reunion Resort last week, but we can shamelessly admit that our team used all of the tricks in the book to keep up with the pack!

Thanks to too much LOFT in our team (Lack Of ‘Freakin’ Talent), we even struggled to cheat enough and hold our pace with well seasoned golfers that included a fine selection of homeowners, contractors, property managers and realtors, all with one thing in common; Oraine Williams.

Hundreds of miles away, our much loved HOA leader is still fighting with his injuries (See previous blog posts).
Even an emotional tribute to Oraine and the fund raising team by Oraine’s mother in law included a nod to the irony of all of his devoted friends playing golf for him.  Golf, a sport that ‘he had no patience for!’

Dry yes were scarce as his family and colleagues relayed the severity of his ongoing situation, but, there was a clear admiration for so many people that pulled out all of the stops to create a perfectly run event on behalf of the Williams family.

If you could not make the event, and would still love to help Oraine’s family during his intense medical treatment, the GofundMe page is here.
While his insurance covered the essentials, it didn’t cover the expense of family travel and accommodation that is a huge burden to his family.
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Oraine Williams Update

We received this from Aegis HOA
As always, please assist in any way that you can with his gofundme page to help;https://www.gofundme.com/coach-oraine-williams-medical-fund-2txra58

October 25, 2016  RE: Oraine Williams update

Per our last email report, Oraine had the surgery last week where the doctors fused a series of vertebrae together. They were very pleased with the process and result but are still making no promises regarding the underlying injury healing sufficiently. He has been moved out of the ICU and into a normal room where he will likely spend the next 10-12 days. He has repeated physical therapy treatments each day and while they are likely necessary, they cannot be enjoyable considering the freshness and extent of both the injury and the surgery. But like all things he does, he sticks it out and works hard. His caregivers are impressed with his dedication and willingness to do what it takes. All things considered, while he does certainly experience periods of sadness and loss, his spirits are high. After his current stay in room 1014, the current plan is to transfer to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta which is among the top 10 ten spinal cord rehabilitation centers nationwide.

Oraine knows that everyone is pulling and praying for him and his family. He wants to pass on how much he appreciates your positive thoughts and support. He wishes he could thank everyone personally, but one day he can.

David L Burman, AMS® PCAM®

President

Aegis Community Management Solutions, Inc.

8390 Championsgate Blvd Suite 304

Championsgate Florida 33896

ofc: 863-256-5052 x226

fax: 863-256-5059

http://www.aegiscms.com

davidb@aegiscms.com