I am a 20 year old Male who is confined to a wheelchair and depends on family for everything. I would love to have a wheelchair van to make it easier on my family when I need or want to go somewhere. I was born with a disease called osteogenesis imperfecta. The first time I fractured I was still in my mom's belly I broke my femur then, 27 days after birth it happened again. The first couple years of my life my parents carried me everywhere, then I got my first wheelchair. I have had numerous fractures in both femurs. I had so many that I actually had to have Rods placed in both femurs. I am not able to walk and wear braces all the time. When I need to go out we have a normal minivan that I ride in. My dad picks me up and puts me in the van while pillows while pillows and a footstool hold up my legs in the van. As u can tell it is a process each time I need to anywhere and it requires 2 people. This is where the handicap van would really help.
This disease is hereditary my mom and older brother also has it.