Tim's New Van
In April of 2003, Tim was on his way to get pizza after a softball game with his girlfriend, Heather, and her sister Stacey. An oncoming car was coming at them and they swerved to miss and went airborne and hit a tree. My brother was left paralyzed after shattering his C5 vertebrae and Heather and Stacey were killed in the accident. My brother lives off very little money a month from the government. However, he doesn't let his disability stop him in any way. He has found a new love for selling things on eBay (and he's real good at it too :) ) so the extra cash from that helps him get by!
However, another roadblock has come in the way. My brother really needs a new handicap van. He has had his van since the accident and it is not driveable now. He actually can see the road from the floor of his van because it is so rusted out!! The harsh winters here have done a number on the van and it is just too expensive for him to repair on his fixed income. My brother needs a new van to get to places like his doctors appointments and the grocery store.
If the situation was reversed, I know my brother would do everything he could for me to get what I needed, so that is why I have decided to reach out and ask for help for him. He has done everything he possibly can to raise money for this van. He has built a snowplow for his wheelchair to plow our neighbor’s driveways in the winter. He DJ's on the side to try and raise extra cash as well too.
My brother is the type of person that would rather work for what he needs rather than someone giving it to him. However, this time he needs our help!
My brother, my family, and I would be so so appreciative of anything you can do to help. Please share this story and help give my brother the opportunity at a new van as he deserves. Thank you so so much!
Tim im off on medical leave from Pleasant Ridge as soon as i can get back to work i will help out love ya man Marylou your old neighbor on Nash road in trailer
Try free Government Grants for Disabled also...they may help to get you a Van.