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Disabled and Stranded

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My name is AnneMarie and I am coming to you for some help.  Last week while my husband was driving to work at 10:00 p.m. , he was sideswiped on the high way by a drunk driver who was driving without headlights. The force of the crash sent him spinning off the high way coming to an end facing towards traffic in the ditch on the side of the shoulder. Thank heavens the accident only bruised up my husband and strained his back muscles, neck and elbow. He will be starting physical therapy this week. We have insurance . However, our one and only vehicle was damaged in the accident to the extent that the insurance is planning on “totaling” it out. This vehicle is our sole mode of transportation as we live out of city limits and have no access to public transit. It is also used to take our disabled son to his hospital visits approximately 300 miles round trip . We average two trips a month. We are a single income household that lives paycheck to paycheck and have been since our son lost his limbs (both legs and both arms below the elbows) to meningococcal meningitis when he was two years old . He is now almost 19 . We have always struggled being a medical need family and only having one vehicle but we have found ways to make it work, all the time fearing what we would do should something like this happen. N ow our worst fears have come true. Our son has a many upcoming hospital visits that we sometimes have to plan months in advance in order to see the specialists he needs. Without our own car, we fear we will have to cancel them which will slow down all the work we have been doing with him over the last five years.

We are coming to you in hopes that you may be able to help us raise enough money to help get a reliable vehicle that is large enough to fit the wheel chair our son needs to get around out in the world. If you can’t make a donation we totally understand and thank you so much for taking the time to read our story and would ask if you could please help us by passing our story around. Share it often and help get our situation out there. If you can help with a donation, we know that times are tough and every little bit helps.

We thank you so much for your time.


  • Anonymous
    • $20 
    • 9 yrs


AnneMarie Beltzer
Kelso, WA

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