Ralph and I need a car

$425 of $405 goal

Raised by 14 people in 27 days
His name is Ralph Peelor. He is 60 years old, blind since birth, phenomenal on the drums, and loves God with all his heart. Also, this man will always accept a cup of coffee and we enjoy going out to get coffee when possible. Ralph cannot read braille, he needs someone to walk him everywhere outside and in unfamiliar spaces. He has been seen playing the drums at First United Methodist.

My name is Tony Dastra. I’m 22 years old, I livestream events as See-Thru City in Lancaster, PA, and I took a leap of faith in having Ralph move in to assist him. Our dog, Benny, keeps him company when I'm out. Right now, we need transportation. I can get around, but I cannot get around with Ralph effectively. I'm asking everyone who ever wanted to help See-Thru City to help us here because this will help me do that service better and more effectively, but this is ultimately about me having more time with Ralph.  

My relationship with Ralph is deep in religion. In 8th Grade, I selected Ralph as my confirmation sponsor, and I am confirmed in the name of St. Francis of Assisi. Ralph has done his job in a way few sponsors can. Back then, I thought I was just being nice. Later on in life, I thought when I came home it was because he and my great-grandma needed me, but really I needed them to give me direction. Ralph gives my life purpose and direction. In caring for Ralph, I continue her legacy.

My faith in God has wavered back and forth through life, but my faith in Ralph is resolute. John 9:1-12 describes the story of Jesus healing a man born blind. Ralph has cured my blindness to God. I just want the opportunity to give back to him more effectively. When he's not drumming with my brother, Joey, I don't want to walk to our church with Ralph in the cold or not be able to at all because of it. A car would give us multiple hours a day back to use right now, we can go more places together, and we can avoid the cold when going places this winter. 

I'd like to be able to post more adventures of Ralph on his Instagram, @RalphPeelor. He can’t see you, but he wants you to see us enjoying the world, and coffee, God created, and making an effort to serve others however we can. I am the one who does Ralph's social media as well, please engage with his page so I can tell him about it. 

We appreciate your consideration.
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$425 of $405 goal

Raised by 14 people in 27 days
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