MobilityVehicle for Powerwheelchair

I contracted Guillan-Barre Syndrome in April 2008. I lost the ability to do anything, only my heart and brain were working. After spending three years in three hospitals and three rehab facilities, I returned home in January 2011. I am able to stand in a platfom walker and walk very short distance and then transfer to a wheelchair or another seat. I have a power wheelchair and then I can go many places in town. If we are going out of town, I can get into a seat in the van. We can not get the power wheelchair into the van so my wife has to push me in a regular wheelchair. I would like to get a vehicle that I can get my power wheelchair into, so my wife or other driver would not have to push me about in a regular wheelchair. I do not have the grip strength to  operate the wheelchair like many paraplegic are able to  push themselves. My wife , Brenda, tried to make me an airplane as the picture shows but that only worked in my mind. Since the three years in various hospitals and rehab facilities depleted my savings and retirement accounts I need to find a different source of funds. The cost of a 2015 Honda Odyssey is $46,000 even if I have my current van converted the cost is aproximately the same. I have not included the cost for a substitute vehicle if I send our current van to get converted. I would like to get this done before the end of summer. To those who know me well, I don't let people know if I am hurting or beg for any thing. I would like to get this done to save my wife from having to lift me out of the push chair to get me back into the van.

Donations

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  • Steve Campbell 
    • $250 
    • 38 mos
  • Mary Ann Robertson 
    • $50 
    • 39 mos
  • Kim Dietze  
    • $100 
    • 39 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 39 mos
  • richard moore 
    • $200 
    • 42 mos
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Organizer

Evan H Ashby III 
Organizer
Remington, VA
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