The drive to Drive...Please Help

Greetings! My name is Christine & I'm trying to raise money for a brand new vehicle for my daughter Haley Jean & I. I've always wanted to learn to drive to be more independent & self-sufficient. A vehicle that is custom made to transport my wheelchair will be wonderful. Before my mother went to be with the Lord, she bought pedal extensions for me. After she died, I lost the interest to learn. Since my daughter was born, I've had to learn to adapt to her needs, adjust my lifestyle so that we can live in a world that just wasn't made for us. My mother always taught me how to be independent & by living in an unaccessible two-flat apartment for years was a lesson in itself.  I'm a single mother, disabled & so is my daughter. I was born with a rare bone condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta or brittle bones disorder. It causes bones to break or fracture with little & sometimes no trauma at all. I'm completely wheelchair dependent & require assistance traveling. My daughter Haley Jean has inherited the disorder as well. After 6 months of being in the NICU she was finally discharged home with some health issues, some that aren't  directly OI related gives us hope of a bright & productive future. She's dependent on oxygen 24/7 & is alternatively fed. I've done my best to provide a safe homelife for her & myself. I work temporarily as a Contract Paralegal, but as the job is "seasonal" or on-call, it's difficult to make ends meet. My sister is my caregiver who & helps me with everyday tasks around the house. Traveling is especially challenging for me alone. Because public transportation isn't safe for either of us it has become rather difficult living in a suburban area. I'm a college graduate & have mounting student loans. So buying a car is neccessary, yet a long term goal due to finances beyond my reach. Haley Jean requires doctors appointments frequently & with inadequate transportation I have to rely on shared services to drive us. A new vehicle that is safe, reliable & custom made will be the greatest blessing to us all.We would need something that can transport my wheelchair & Haley Jean's special made car bed. We are most thankful in advance for any type of assistance. Please share our story. Any donation is appreciated beyond measure & prayers are the best gift we could imagine. Be safe & God Bless!

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http://teamhaleyjean.blogspot.com/
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Christine Hart 
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Maywood, IL
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