I am looking at a cost of around $75,000 to $80,000 to replace my truck. The conversion cost so I can drive it from a wheelchair will be around $35,000 when it is all done. Insurance does not cover wheelchair conversions. This will be all out of pocket.
Driving means independence and without it life is much more difficult. Driving means getting to and from work. I work for a non-profit Veteran organization. Driving means having a social life. Seeing my friends, dating, going out to dinner, going shopping, etc. I do not get a rental car like everyone else because I drive from my wheelchair. Driving from your wheelchair means the vehicle is fitted for you. You cannot rent something like that. These are all things many take for granted every day. I miss driving so very much.
Any money raised here will go towards the $35,000 conversion cost. The truck is being converted at ATC Conversion in Markle, IN. This will include to get it to and from South Dakota.
I am beyond grateful for everyone’s donations so far. It means the world to me especially in a time where many are struggling. If you can find it in your heart to share this GoFundMe page, I would be so appreciative. I have a link now and it is http://www.gofundme.com/kristiallen Please spread that #teamkristi cheer!
You can mail donations to:
208 N Detroit Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57110
For more information about Kristi- you can read it here:
- Brad (Jud) Judstra
- Steven Friedle
- Christy E
Fundraising team: Team Kristi (2)
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