We moved to the country in South Georgia from San Diego, California, in 2004. Momma wanted to live closer to her sister. We had six good years before she had the stroke. She was a vivacious woman who always took excellent care of her family. She has two adult sons (my brothers) with Fragile X Syndrome and Autism. She has always made sure the boys were happy and well cared for. We've been told by several doctors and psychiatrists that they have outlived their life expectancies because of the care that they received at home. I am now doing my very best to take care of all three of them, but it's difficult without a handicap van.
We were used to going to church, restaurants, and family outings. Moving to the country which was initially a blessing for us as we could get out and enjoy the country life. Now, however, with Momma's stroke and the boys health getting progressively worse (which is an issue with Fragile X Syndrome) being homebound in the country when there are no doctors, grocery stores, or much of anything close by is creating difficulties that are hard to manage without proper transportation.
A handicap van would not only mean going to doctor appointments comfortably and on time, but having a life, going to church and family functions. The only entertainment we have is the television, instead of just that, it would be amazing to just have a picnic in the park.
I was in a car accident in March. The family car was totaled. We have part of the money to buy a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander handicap van with a Braun conversion. With the money from the insurance claim, we have half the money needed to buy the van. We're $7,000 short of obtaining the freedom of having the handicap van. Please help us! God bless you!
Thank you for considering helping us!
Momma and me eight months after her stroke.
In order Catherine (me), Kenny, Momma (Carol), Brad, & my brother, Harry.
Momma and Aunt Shirley on Thanksgiving, three months before the stroke.
- Sherrie Waters Tipton
- Barbara Rogers
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