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Car For My Quadriplegic Husband

$40,115 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 188 people in 7 months
Created June 24, 2018
My name is Kirsty and I am a Drive-a-holic.

My driving life drastically changed when my husband, Ariel sustained a high level (C3-4) spinal injury in 2012 requiring a whole year away from us in hospital and rehab.

Since then, I cannot stop driving!

We have 4 children aged 8-13 who need to be driven places (which is something my husband used to love doing).

My mother in law has dementia and needs to be driven places (which is something my husband used to love doing).

My husband is an incomplete quadriplegic, able to use his legs enough to walk with an elbow crutch, but unable to use his hands which means he can’t shave, cut up a steak... or drive.

So, he needs to be driven places, like his part time church job and medical appointments (which is something I used to love doing, but I’m pretty worn out).

Good news is, Ariel has been approved by a specialised instructor to receive an adapted drivers licence.

We need to purchase a particular vehicle recommended by the driving specialists which is a larger vehicle than anticipated because:
* Only some brands of vehicle can be adapted for disabled drivers and
* The new mini steering wheel from Germany needs to fit in the dashboard area. 

So, with your help, after 6 years of being the solo family driver I will be able to say to my husband… 

"Baby you can drive my car"

& then I will say; "Yes, you’re gonna be a star"

(because he was always a great driver and I know he will be again)…



Thank you for your generosity and support. It is greatly appreciated!

Note: you can also donate directly via our blog here:  http://prayingforariel.com.au/financial-help/
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Update 3
Posted by Ariel Kurilowicz
3 months ago
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Yes! He’s gonna be a star.

Gosh. Thank you SO much to everyone who has looked at us with kind hearts and acted on that kindness.
We are so excited that driving is going to be a part of Ariel’s life again.

The next step is to purchase the car and have it delivered to Hornsby Heights where the very talented technicians will fit the new steering joystick.
Because this is a very specialised area with many cars to modify, this is likely to take several months.
Then it will be time for some intensive driving lessons and a final drivers test.

We’ll keep you posted!

With much love and deep gratitude.

Ariel and Kirsty and the gang
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Update 2
Posted by Ariel Kurilowicz
4 months ago
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We have something to “Sing” about!

Our amazing local community organised an “Outdoor Movie Night” to watch the movie “Sing” on Saturday.
It was a magical night with a great BBQ, games, lollies and popcorn. We watched the stars and moon come out as the movie played.

Around 500 people came and $5300 was raised.
We are so blessed.

Thank you.SO.much xx
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Update 1
Posted by Ariel Kurilowicz
5 months ago
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Gosh, we're speechless.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts everyone. Your generosity is beautifully overwhelming xx
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Raised by 188 people in 7 months
Created June 24, 2018
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