Their dream of travel together has been put on the shelf to gather dust. When visiting them over the holidays, I was shocked to see just how much my dad stays indoors, wishing he could go and be active with his family. It broke my heart.
The old van is sadly not worthy of putting the money into for a new suspension, and they are not in a financial place to buy a van with only enough income to pay their current bills and fuel. A new van funded by your help would not only fulfill their dreams, but ease their financial burden by removing their current van payment (as they are still paying for the old van they have). This would allow them to save a bit of money each month to use on their travel adventures! Also, they are very active in their church and would love to be able to do more by being more involved. Already, they are working with teens preparing them to do missionary work in Sunday School.
Newer model used vans have the best suspension from our research, so we are looking for a 2012 model wheelchair van. We have found a few different ones but the average price for one of these vans is between $40-50,000. Their old van will be sold to cover part of the cost of the new van!
Maybe they couldn't travel the world, but with a new (used) van with good suspension, they could travel all over North and South America to fulfill their dream in a new way.
Thanks for taking the time to read our plea for help!
- Barbara Bennett
- Colm O' Sullivan
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