Hofer family car fund

On sunday the 17th of August my son and his friend were in my car; a '96 Ford Explorer XLT; and unfortunately got into an accident, my truck flipped over several times.  Much thanks to the strength and durability and weight of the truck my son and his friend walked away from the accident.  My boy only had some minor injuries, head cuncussion and a chunk of skin off his leg.  The friend had no physical injuries.

I will be eternally thankful that I decided to buy that Explorer instead of a little car, if it wasn't for that truck my son wouldn't be alive for me to hug him so much when he got home from the hospital.

I am looking to replace it and I don't have the funds to do so; so I need some help.

I would like to have the transportation to get to the doctor's and other important appointments.

A little about myself. 

I'm not a complete sob story though - I like to think i'm not at least;  I pay back everyone and everything that comes my way by helping other's.  The way I do that is by contributing my days writing and supporting software for artists and author's to put their works on the internet, which is available for free to download as a plugin for the WordPress platform.   I spend my days supporting those artists;  I receive close to a hundred or so tech support emails daily and am avid on twitter, facebook and everywhere else I can to be available to help people out in anyways possible.   I rarely ever ask for any donation for what I provide and even then it's at such a low cost to allow those people to be able to afford work that companies would charge them thousands of dollars for.  .. This thing I do, .. it makes me happy to be helpful and I know that most people cannot afford to hire someone to help them .. so I am there,  it's a win win for me and the artist.

How can I spend my days doing this? .. I am disabled, on SSI.  I have had trouble getting a good job that would cater to my disability.   As you can realize that every cent that comes in goes to just living expenses and nothing is ever able to be saved to be able to get a new car, wish it was different; but this is the way it is.  So I spend my days helping others.

That '96 ford was only worth around $2200, I want to replace it with near the exact same thing because it is such a great truck to drive;  mainly for peace of mind on how sturdy it is.
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Philip M. Hofer 
Lancaster, CA
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