Transportation for Robert
$43,055 of $85,000 goal
I am starting this fund to he
lp my brother purchase a van equipped for his special needs. Coach Rob, as his student athletes call him, requires one with a lift to transport his electric wheelchair and possibly with a restroom so he no longer has to rush to public restrooms while out and about.
Robert Mendez has done so much in his 27 years of life. As a young man who was born with no limbs, he is in no way disabled. Robert works as a high school football coach and a motivational speaker. He is also a sketch artist and has some pictures availabe to view on his website coachrobmendez.com
His job requires long days and many trips a day on public trasportation. While we are very thankful to have public transportation for Robert, it is quickly taking a toll on his body. Longer days are causing severe pressure sores and severe back pain due to his scoliosis. A trip to work that should take 30 minutes is taking 2+ hours for him, and that is just one way. The longer days are requiring him to be in his wheelchair much longer, also making it difficult for restroom breaks. Already having to wait for his aid for assistance, he is constantly having to reglulate his liquid intake every day so he doesnt have to use the bathroom so often.
Robert lives to inspire people young and old by teaching students that anything is possible. He also does motivational speaking about once a month and attends college 2 days a week. I have to give credit to his aid Ramona, she is a blessing. Please help Robert in purchasing a new van, making everyday a little bit easier.
I wanted to send will wishes to all who have shared and donated towards Roberts goal of getting new transportation. All of the generosity and kind comments from the community is unbelievable. Not only our community, but from all over.. people have had wonderful things to say to him. Robert is currently looking at all options and gets closer an closer to purchasing a well equipped van for himself. God bless :)
I never personally got to know Robert but i remember him from high school. I was a freshman at Gilroy high and i remember him being so nice to everyone and always had a smile. EVERYONE said hi to him as they passed him by. I was really happy to read tbis and plan on donate myself. I agree i would present this to big time news . Heck you might end up on Ellen. That woman is awesome and would probably help with his transportation needs. People getting together to help someone is beautiful. We need more of it in this world. :) i hope you reach your goal and im happy to help .
Robert is an awesome guy ! His commitment to the highs school he has worked at is amazing he never lets anything get to him , I first heard about Robert when he went to school with my sister and her best friend they always had great things to say about him ! && when I met him personally he really inspired me to do what I love and not let anything get in my way !:)
This is truly amazing i hope you reach your goal. Im going to talk to my boss at south county Chrysler to see if we can help !
You are such an inspiration to so many!! Keep up the great work I plan to donate in May
Robert, you are amazing. Although I haven't seen you in more than 10 years, I will never forget dating you in 6th grade and going to my first dance with you! You're so inspiring to so many people! ❤️
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Great news article from KTVU Possible to post here ? Go team Robert!!
I wish i had the extra money to donate, but im on a tight budget. I will share this in Hermiston Oregon and have all of my family and friends as well. My heart is touched vy ready this young mans story. He is a hero, and a great roll model for kids. Good luck, i hope your goal is reach and soon. Hope they can get him one with a bed, tv, dvd so he can relax on long rides. Good Bless