Wheelchair Accessible Van for Alex!!!

My name is Alex Knochelmann, I am 24yrs old. I was born  with a condition known as Spina Bifida. Because of this, I am unable to walk and am wheelchair bound. I have never let this hold me back from my dreams and aspirations. I am a High School graduate and attended some college which I ended up having to drop out due to manual wheelchair and transportation issues. Also after having so many doors shut in my face because I am a wheelchair I recently got a job that I love more than anything in the world, not only because I am making money but because I get to get out of the house to socialize, meet new people and make some friends, however, the obstacles and hurdles that stand in my way is mobility/transportation. My parents have always been hard working people, but unfortunatly cannot financially provide what I need to travel. I have an electric wheelchair but no vehicle to transport it and currently dont have a manual wheelchair and insurance is not willing to pay for one so I am trying to get a van with a ramp so we are able to transport my electric wheelchair. I sit in my room at night and think about what it would be like to be able to get out of the house and get back and forth to a job, college, vacations and social outtings with my friends and family. We are desperately in need of a conversion van to go anywhere without the stuggles of getting me and my wheelchair in and out of the car. Unfortunately even used vans are expensive and we are unable to purchase one. Im just a normal guy wanting to get out and experience what life has to offer but feel very stuck inside these four walls. Since I am in my early 20s I want to be able to get out and do the fun things people my age are able to get out and do which does include going to work and getting out with friends and family to do fun things together but instead I sit in my room on the computer most of the time and see people posting on facebook about the fun things they get to go do and see.  Any help in any way would be so greatly appriciated and would alliviate so many of the things that hold me down. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
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Alex Craig 
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Covington, KY
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