Hey everybody! Let me tell you all about Danielle....
When Danielle was 9 months old, she was totally paralyzed after a severe reaction to a childhood vaccine. She was ultimately diagnosed with an illness called Transverse Myelitis. Since then, she has faced numerous health issues and surgeries over the last 20 years. She is still paralyzed from the waist down, and unable to walk. She now relies on her power wheelchair to get around. Her biggest problem in life is transporting her power wheelchair. It's too heavy to lift, so she needs a special van to transport it. That is why we setup this GoFundMe page! Danielle would like to get some help to buy a wheelchair accessible mini-van. She needs one that is reliable and has a side entry ramp, and one that will last the 4-6 years of College she still has ahead of her. Danielle is in her third year at The University of Memphis and has the dream of eventually getting a Masters Degree in Psychology. Due to her many physical disabilities, Danielle attends College locally here in Memphis.
Danielle started College at Southwest Tennessee Community College and then transferred to the University of Memphis . Getting her to and from school has been challenging. Without proper transportation, Danielle faces a huge stumbling block to her dream. The reason why she wants to get a Degree in Psychology, is that she wants to eventually get a job as a Clinical Psychologist. Even with all her own disabilities, she decided that she wants to devote her life helping others!
Your donation can help Danielle buy a van so she can get to and from College. We believe that we can find a good used handicap equipped van for around $25,000. Unfortunately, a New Wheelchair Accessible mini van (like the one pictured below) costs $45-50,000! If you can help Danielle with her dream, please make a small donation! Every penny counts, and even small donations can add up! Or if you have a reliable mini van that you would like to donate, or if you know somebody that has one that they can donate, please contact us! All funds will go directly to purchasing and maintaining a Handicap Van for Danielle. Thank you for your interest, and feel free to ask questions! Please spread the word about Danielle and this GoFundMe page, and lets try to reach her goal as soon as possible!
This is the style of van that Danielle so desperately needs!
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