Mom moved in with us also, Christmas Eve 2011. Six strokes have left her paralyzed on her right side and unable to care for herself. She too is in a wheelchair. Unlike Jarrod, we are unable to lift her into a car or van. For mom to be able to leave the house, dad has to rent a van. This is very costly and the companies are not always able to provide one.
A year ago, we test drove an MV 1. At that time, the manufacturer was VPG. Believe in Miracles put a down payment on one for us, and we began fundraising. I also applied for help through the state, on behalf of Jarrod. As of today, we are a little less than half way in reaching our goal. We have entered van contests to win a van, but didn't even come close to getting enough votes to win. The MV 1 is the most cost effective vehicle for our family, especially with two people in need of an accessible vehicle. We are currently selling pizza coupons to raise additional funds also. We were unable to purchase the 2013 MV 1, as VPG was seized by the government. A new company through AM General is beginning production once again. I have faith that through prayer and support from family, friends, and the community, we can reach our goal! I am praying that we will be able to be on the road in a 2014 MV 1 in March.
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