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Chris's Dream- Drive for Independence

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Thank you for taking the time to look at our site. We are a family of 4 and in need of a vehicle for my husband's needs. We are planning on looking at new vehicle options in the next year but it's a financial burden for us with needing more than a basic car. We are not able to trade in our current vehicle as a down payment as we will still need a vehicle to transport Chris while his new truck is being converted. Also I will not be able to drive the vehicle easily once it is converted and still need transportation to care for the boys therapy needs. The vehicle would need to be converted for him to drive with the help of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. OVR has very strict rules on vehicles they convert which states the vehicle must be less than 2 years and less than 24,000 miles. Once the vehicle is converted he will not be eligible for a new vehicle conversion for 10 years. With the amount of miles he will be putting on the vehicle just getting to and from work it makes much more sense to buy a new vehicle. Our struggle is being able to afford a vehicle that can be converted. Even if we don't reach the full amount every little bit will help to make the payments a bit less of a strain if we have a decent down payment and more likely to be approved for a loan. Our needs are for a 4-wheel drive vehicle and the only one that fits our needs is a Mobility SVM conversion for a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4x4. Please consider helping us to reach our goal and allowing our family to be able to become more active in our community!
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Thank you to everyone who has supported our efforts over the last 2.5 years! We haven't posted in quite a while but we are no longer fundraising for us! Chris finally has his truck after our 11 year journey! This will be our last post on here and we will be taking this site down soon. Here is a look at his finished truck: http://www.yorkdispatch.com/breaking/ci_28855010/york-city-mans-dream-driving-comes-true-specialized
We are working on starting a non-profit to help others with disabilities reach their dream of independently driving their own wheelchair accessible vehicle. More information on Drive for Independence: www.driveforindependence.wordpress.com
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Thank you so very much to our family, friends, and the community for supporting our family's dream! We are so close to Chris being able to drive! Without the rallying of support that we had this all would not have been possible! https://driveforindependence.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/its-ours/
Harley and Tucker with Daddy's New GMC!
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This will be coming home Saturday!
Chris' s dream is getting closer!
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In a little over week we head to Johnstown for Chris's training!!!! Hopefully with in the next month we will be picking out/ ordering Chris's truck to be converted! So happy that this journey is moving forward.
We can't wait to get Drive for Indendependence up and running to help others reach their goals!
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$5,974 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 69 months
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$2,000
Anonymous
50 months ago
AM
$100
Anne McFeely
61 months ago (Offline Donation)
TT
$25
Terry Toomey
61 months ago (Offline Donation)
CW
$40
Car wash
63 months ago (Offline Donation)

After all was said and done we had raised $106.00 from the car wash but with expenses for advertising it only ended up adding $40.00 to our total. THANK YOU to Uncle Jim, Aunt Polly, Dave Moser, Danielle Calhoun and her son Jonathan as well as my parents Steve and Cindy for helping even with the crumby weather! Thanks to Chris' parents Sue and Ed for watching the boys and making signs. We will definitely regroup on advertising efforts and make our next fundraiser much more successful!

HS
$10
Heather Stem
63 months ago (Offline Donation)

THANK YOU for your donation Heather! It is very much appreciated.

MB
$20
Mike B.
64 months ago (Offline Donation)
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anonymous
64 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! to a very special someone!

$100
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64 months ago
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