Keep Patti Driving

$4,301 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 22 months
The result of my 22 years living and dealing with Multiple Sclerosis (a disease that has damaged my central nervous system and is affecting me physically) I require to live day-to-day using a wheelchair to ambulate and drive.  How do I drive ing a modified van with hand controls and a ramp to drive where I need to go. 
At 30 years old I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.  Most people you speak to know someone who has a diagnosis.  There is no cure.    

For years I struggled getting around with crutches and then, after falling several times and almost breaking bones, my therapist said “use an electric wheelchair to get you around faster”.    I had no choice - - I did it.

Now I use a wheelchair and drive a 2006 caravan independently.  Unfortunately, due to normal wear and tear and the most recent news that van is "rotting underneath", it is clear that a new van is eminent.  There is no recourse to fix the damage.  

Without a reliable and dependable van - HOW do I… Keep being ME?  Remain being the selfless and exuberant person I am?  Keep my upbeat personality with others at events I attend?   Manage my family?  Continue being a “powerhouse”?  Be “independent and proactive”?  Drive “to physical therapy”?  Socialize “with family and friends”?  Participate “in multiple volunteer organizations”?  The answer is:  “I must continue to DRIVE independently”.  

Please help me continue leading the independent and abundant life I’ve created for myself and reach my campaign goal and raise the funds to purchase a new van to “Keep Patti Driving”.
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$4,301 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 22 months
Created May 9, 2017
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Vincent Pennisi
19 months ago

Good luck reaching your goal!

judy clark
21 months ago

Good luck! I hope you can keep driving!

Donna Wille
21 months ago

Good luck & God bless!

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