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news story - Rachael Schlaht
Monday, March 11, 2024

Rachael Schlaht

Rachael Schlaht recalls that her request for help from NDAD in early 2023 wasn’t made with much confidence. But the request was granted. "I was elated," she said.

news story - Image of Gary Edwards
Monday, March 11, 2024

Gary Edwards

Gary Edwards wanted to use his new scooter at destinations away from his south Grand Forks residence. He wanted to add a scooter lift to his SUV, but he couldn’t afford its purchase on his own. He turned to NDAD for help. So, he turned to NDAD to apply for assistance.

news story - Closeup of Taniesha Anderson of Minot
Monday, March 11, 2024

Taniesha Anderson

NDAD took part in a successful Minot-based fundraising effort to help the 19-year-old online college student obtain a specially designed accessible vehicle - one she not only can board herself but drive on her own, too. Taniesha was born with caudal regression syndrome, a developmental disorder that impairs her spinal cord, lower back, limbs and more.

news story - Brian Dankert
Monday, March 11, 2024

Brian Dankert

The only regret the Fargo resident had about receiving prescription medications assistance from NDAD is that he didn’t know about the program sooner. Our charity's help definitely improved his outlook.

news story - Angela and Brandon Becker post outside for a photo
Monday, March 11, 2024

Brandon Becker

Multiple NDAD-assisted trips to long-distance medical and rehabilitation appointments fortunately lacked the high drama and urgency of Angela and Brandon Beckers’ late 2020 Bismarck trip that started it all.

news story - Young Braydon Kauzlarich sits with arms crossed over his legs.
Monday, March 11, 2024

Braydon Kauzlarich

Braydon became one of the first children to benefit from NDAD’s Autism Spectrum Assistance Program (ASAP).

news story - Image of Donna and Hilbert Klingman of Minot
Friday, July 1, 2022

Donna and Hilbert Klingman

During 60 years of marriage, Minot's Donna and Hilbert Klingman have done more things together than they possibly can count. Add another thing to that list, now that these retirees both receive help with medications from charitable nonprofit NDAD.

news story - Ray Helgoe
Friday, April 1, 2022

Ray Helgoe

Ray appreciates charitable NDAD “for all the things they’ve done to help and having the things I need,” the Cavalier resident said. “And the people are so nice.... Very helpful, yep.”

news story - Inhalers purchased by NDAD help Grand Forks man deal with COPD
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Roy Olson

"Applying [for assistance] wasn’t hard. There was nothing to it. It was simple...," said Roy, a Grand Forks resident. "[NDAD] has helped me a lot over a period of years. It’s been wonderful. I don’t know what I’d do without its help.”

news story - Amanda Galarza, with her husband, Bert
Friday, September 17, 2021

Amanda Galarza

"NDAD is an amazing resource and so beneficial to our community!" Grafton mom Amanda Galarza said. "It’s been really helpful, and I encourage people to reach out if they need the help.”

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