Hot Wheels for Roberto's Hot Peanuts
His name is Robert Ortiz, he has a wife and three children, and needs this van to get to doctor's appointments and to get out and about using his power-chair. A used Toyota or Honda handicapped-compatible van starts around $30k. Robert didn't ask me to do this, but when I asked him to let me do it, he said "Ok".
Robert is seen here with his wife, children and mother-in-law. As you can see, he has a lot to live for, just as long as he can!
I am also posting a link to a video about him that you can view on Youtube:
This video was made last year by Communications major Jonas Gottlieb at Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD. Since then the disease has advanced to where Robert cannot use his legs.We don't know how much time Robert has left, but the typical ALS victim survives for 2 to 5 years after diagnosis.
Please donate whatever you can spare for this van, and whether or not you can afford to donate money, please donate your prayers that he will be healed of this terrible disease!
We're now going to empty the piggy bank so he can make a significant down-payment on this van. As this terrible disease advances, he doesn't have time to waste, and the van will bring him some precious hours with his family and friends.
I will keep this account active for any kind souls who may wish to contribute while he is paying down the balance on the van.
Just realize that your gifts mean more to Robert than can be expressed here. He knows they've required a sacrifice from you and thanks you from the bottom of his heart.
And I keep every one of you in my prayers, that God will keep you from every harm, physical, mental, and spiritual, and that He will return your kindnesses a thousand times over!