Who we are…
I would like to share the story of how Sahara’s Project came to be.
It all started when Shane and Ashlyn met. They had Their first date at sixteen, and many more for the next eight years. In September 1995 they made it official and pledged to spend the rest of their lives together. After three years of blissful marriage, They were thrilled to learn that they would be welcoming a new member into their small family. They named their little miracle Sahara Lynn and had such wonderful plans for her. But when her day of arrival came, they lost her.
At the time, they didn’t understand the reason she was taken from them, and had to believe that the Lord had much grander plans for her than they could even imagine. Time does heal but doesn’t forget. They have used the very challenging and difficult times to rebuild and make themselves stronger.
They now have five wonderful boys, ages five to twenty. Each child is a blessing and they are so thankful for them.
One of their youngest, (Cash) became ill when he was one year old, resulting in a brain bleed that left his left side paralyzed, and his motor skills in a state where he needed to relearn arm and leg functions.
Experiencing Cash’s struggle has shed a major light upon the way Shane and Ashlyn view children with disabilities that need therapy to help restore their health and mobility. This is something they never gave much thought to until they had a child with challenges. It made them realize how much we all take for granted when things are going smoothly and good health is bountiful.
The more Shane and Ashlyn work with Cash in therapy and see other parents trying to provide the needed therapy for their children, and falling short because of financial reasons, or don’t have enough time to make ends meet; the more they see a need for provision and assistance.
Knowing the struggles and challenges that these parents and children are faced with firsthand; has made them very passionate about helping.
Shane and Ashlyn have a heart for underprivileged children, foster children, and single parents. They can’t fix everything, but they want do their part and feel that sometimes just the smallest things matter in the biggest way.
Sahara’s Project is a way to provide help to those who need it, and a way for their sweet Sahara to be remembered forever.
That’s who Shane & Ashlyn Ferguson are..
3820 Garmon Mill Road
Midland NC 28107