often have to travel long distances to receive life-saving treatments. Patients in rural areas have few choices, as good public transportation is rare. Statistics show that the further one lives from a treatment center, the greater the chances they will skip or miss a treatment
. Not surprising, survivor rates are lower
in areas underserved by transportation services. Driving Hope
aims to provide safe, comfortable, and affordable long-distance transportation
for rural cancer patients. We cannot provide this service without a suitable van.
Your donations will help us reach our goal, so we can:
1. Pay of the Honda van already purchased and in service. This van is primarily used for short and medium-distance rides. (Hear Ms. Ellen's experience below).
2. Buy a second van. Our higher goal is to customize a van for long-distance transportation with the unique needs of these patients in mind. These funds will go directly toward the purchase or customization. (Hear Stacy's experience below.)
*It is our goal to expand this service to many underserved areas across the U.S.
Philip J. Hohle, PhD
Board Chair and Interim CEO of Drivinghope.US
(Registered as an IRS approved charitable organization under
Driving Hope of Texas)