My name is Andrea and I am needing assistance in funding for a new wheelchair accessible van. I was born with a condition that requires me to use a wheelchair to get around in my everyday activities. I have been using a wheelchair accessible van that I received as a (very expensive) high school present and I am now needing to get a new one since it is 13 years old and starting to wear-down. Wheelchair accessible vans are very expensive, ranging anywhere from $50-70,000.
I have been blessed over the past 10 years to have an accessible vehicle to get me to and from places. I have also had the privilege of using my van to assist others that have needed it for varying purposes.
Accessible transportation is something that most individuals don't have to think about for the everyday, but, when accessibility is taken away certain freedoms also are taken away.
I would consider myself a very active individual who participates in varying social settings and I attribute my ability to do this as a result of accessible transportation. Without this I would not have the freedoms that most don't have to think twice about. Some of these freedoms that would cease, include: not being able to commute to work and thus becoming unemployed, not being able to participate in social settings/group activities through church, wheelchair dance practices, and the everyday get togethers with friends and family, as well as not being able to independently take myself to appointments such as meetings and doctor's visits.
By giving a donation, of any amount, you would be contibuting for not only a wheelchair accessible van but for all the freedoms that come with having a reliable and accessible vehicle. Accessiblity comes with a high price that many are unable to, realistically, reach on their own. So I am asking for your help.
Asking for help is not something that comes easily for me, due to my very independent spirit, but I have come to a place where I recognize that paying for a potential, $70,000 vehicle is not something that I am able to feasibly pay on my own.
So you, as a donor, are someone I would consider an angel and life giver to dreams and freedom and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your donation. God Bless!--Andrea
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