Currently the challenge is that she has recently moved home from a shared apartment in Kitchener, to her family's farm, along with her lovely new service dog, Lynn, and her huge power wheelchair. It is a terrific wheelchair that affords her adequate support for her spinal scoliosis and a great deal of independence.
However, her mom drives a hatchback. These vehicles are not so compatible, and they have no means to move the wheelchair into town or public settings.
Maia is struggling with the isolation from her larger community, and her mom is struggling to help resolve that as quickly as possible.
Having an accessible van would allow Maia to go to town for the day, get around to visit people, and spend time with her church community, maintaining her independence. It would also allow Maia and her family to attend appointments, social events, camping trips and adventures, while simplifying travel arrangements.
They have been looking at a 2010 Dodge Caravan , that will require some adaptation to allow the wheelchair to drive in through the side door, and have a mounting lock system to hold the chair safely in place. The dealer has said he would gladly make those changes at cost, which is a generous offer.
However, Maia and her family are asking for your help to make this happen as soon as possible. They cannot afford the purchase of a vehicle at this vulnerable time.
Your contribution will greatly ease their way! Thank you for your help.
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