From Sharon's friend Kate:
As you probably know, ever since Sharon was struck by a drunk driver at a young age, she has been quadriplegic, only regaining use of her arms through intense therapy and rehabilitation. Now she is bound to her electric wheelchair and needs it to go anywhere. I am so proud of how hard she has worked to overcome the many obstacles in her life; going back to school in her forties to try for a career despite not having a real shot at school when she was young, volunteering within the community, and helping others, and always putting on a brave face. She is a friend to all.
Sharon lives in New Minas, Nova Scotia, on a country road with no easy access to bus service. A vehicle is crucial to her independence and ability to fully enjoy life, instead of being stuck at home. The van she is using now is on its last legs, and probably won't last much longer - in fact it's often not working. Recently she found her dream van on kijiji. Though it is old, it is fully equipped to accommodate her wheelchair and only has 32,000 kms on it!
Over the years, Sharon has tried non-stop to find a job (more than 110 interviews!) but still has had no luck; likely a product of potential employers not being able to see past her disability for all she can offer. She and her caregiver Randy live on limited means and could not afford the van without our help!
Raising this money would mean the world to Sharon - let's help make her dream come true! Any amount you can give will be extremely appreciated.
**Update on Feb 5, 2018**
Thanks to everyone's donations, as well as some private donations that were sent directly to Sharon and some matching donations from the Kentville Rotary club, Sharon now has enough to purchase the van! This website will be kept up for a little while and any further donations will be used to help pay for van registration, insurance, maintenance, etc.
Thank-you so much to everyone who visited this page and to those who have made donations!
- Gregory Hiltz
- Mark Malley
- Maggie Adams
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