My Name is Cris Rasmussen, I was born with Spina Bifida and have been in a wheelchair since the age of 2. I have always loved flying since I was young. I am on the path to fulfilling my dream of becoming a pilot. I am a sophomore at Middle Tennessee State University majoring in aerospace dispatch. I have been taking flying lessons for about 4 years and have over 50 hours. I am at the point now where I need a plane with a hand control to be able to fly independently, whithout this I cannot progress towards realizing my dream. Unfortunately there aren't any air planes in my local area that have this equipment so I have to buy the equipment and have it installed. It is estimated to cost over $2000.00 to purchase and install this equipment. Others with physical disabilities similar to my own would be able to use this as well. Please donate so myself and others can become independent in a career and live our dreams. Thank you for your kindness and donations.