Jamie's Much Needed Van Fund

I have never done this before so please bear with me. My brother Jamie has had cerebral palsy since birth. In his case, he has extremely limited use of his legs and has had physical therapy and many surgeries on his legs since he was very young, mainly to lengthen the ligaments in his legs as he has grown.  When Jamie was a boy/young man he could use canes to help him get around (not very quickly though!) which worked fine for him because he hated being in a wheelchair.  Since he has gotten older, it has become impossible for him to use canes or even a walker to get around and is now wheelchair bound. Jamie now has an even more difficult time getting in and out of a car because of the stiffness and weight of legs. Jamie and his wife/driver, Audrey, are in desperate need of a wheelchair accessible van. 

My brother means the world to me and it is heartbreaking for me to see the pain and frustration he is in when getting in and out of a car, as he has to "hoist" himself onto the seat while holding on to a handle (thank goodness for this in cars now!) while being helped to manuever his legs around into the car. Usually by the time he is seated he is sweating and his legs are shaking and I feel like crying every time I see him like this.

We as a family are asking for help in buying a wheelchair accessible van as soon as possible for my brother.
My family and I will be extremely thankful and grateful for any and all help we get. Thank you in advance for anything you can contribute!

From a sister who dearly loves her younger brother ~
Ellen Whitley

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    • $25 
    • 7 yrs
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    • 8 yrs
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Courtney Renee Carter
Huntersville, NC

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