Wheelchair Van For Marty and Jake

Thank You EVERYONE! for helping us raise $36,834!! This was a Godsend and a prayer answered! I hope everyone is safe and doing well in this crazy world of Covid19 that we are living in. God Bless you you all and thank you again for all the love and support you have given Marty & Jake. www.GodMatters.net

Thank You EVERYONE!!!
Thank You God for always being there for my sons- You are the BEST!!!

We will post the Completed Van at the End of February and End our successful campaign. Without God and without his helpers we would NEVER be as blessed as we are AMEN!


As a father of Six I feel so blessed. Many of you have shared this campaign and helped our two boys realize their dream of getting a Wheelchair Van. This summer, because of you, Martin & Jacob will get to see the Grand Canyon, See the Pacific Ocean, Visit Tombstone and hopefully Visit @Blizzard Entertainment in California. But before all that happens we will now be able to do simple things like go to Church, visit the doctors and just go out for a sunday drive. This is all because of people like you that took the time to help us raise the money we need to get a Wheelchair Van. God Bless you and thanks for sharing our story.

We are almost at our Goal- Thank you so much -
Please Share this with your friends- God Bless!

When our family first started this campaign I prayed to God.
I asked the Lord for enough to help our two boys get the wheelchair van they needed.  Never did I expect a Miracle to happen -
This was not the first time God let me know that He was listening. In my early 20's while praying to God for a sick Family Member while driving to the store, I stopped my prayer and simply asked God, "Do you hear me, are you listening to a  word I'm saying?" I parked my car at the supermarket next to BlockBuster Video and went in for a few items and came out to find a pamphlet on my wiper- it said, "I hear you and I'm listening," I looked at other vehicles around mine and on the ground and needless to say there wasn't one other car with that pamphlet on it. It took years of prayer but that family member did overcome his alcoholism. I never gave up that God would one day answer my prayers. 
When we started this Campaign we didn't expect to get a $31,250 donation - Nothing like that crossed our minds but with God anything is possible.  
Marty & Jacob are blessed to have recieved a $31,250 donation from Karl & Michele Rothacker and Dan & Tish Blasdell - Words cannot express our thanks.
****Update - Thank you to our church for the generous donation. 
******We would also like to thank everyone who has helped us get to this point in our campaign- Without you none of this would have been possible. 
I know that God is listening and this time He has sent all of you, His angels, to help our sons.

God Bless And Thank You!We just put a Down Payment on our Sons new Wheelchair van- But still have a a little bit ways to go.
We will have an update on the actual cost this week- Then the fun part of waiting for our Sons Insurance to cover the cost of the Modification - We are Very close to what we need- Please Spread the word and help us reach our goal- Please read our story below- 
God Bless and Thank You!

The hardest part of having children with Muscular Dystrophy is the pain it inflicts on our soul- You always ask yourself Can I Do more? Am I doing Enough? Did I make the right decisions to better my children's lives? I feel as if I am always struggling inside, yelling at myself to do more, to be better, to fight harder for my kids.  But it would be a lie to say i'm not mentally exhausted...  
     Like any parent I would do anything for my children and that anything has led me to the conclusion that I need help from outside forces.  Simple things like going to a movie, getting to a doctors appointment, going to church or just going for a Sunday drive have now all but become near impossible without the proper vehicle.
     My son Martin (23) has a tracheotomy and breathes with the assistance of a machine and eats through a feeding tube. My son Jacob (14) has just stopped walking about a year and a half ago and is now in a wheelchair full time. 
      Getting A wheelchair van that could fit two wheelchairs would open up a whole  new world for our sons Marty & Jake.


   Putting my sons chairs in manually up ramps into our 1999 Suburban that is not equipped for wheelchairs these past 10 years plus has caused me 15+ tears  in my shoulder, abdominal hernia, two bulging discs and endless concerns that I may not be able to help them much longer- I truly feel like I am falling apart piece by piece.  
   My older son Marty asked me in the past to consider a Gofundme page to help raise funds for a wheelchair van but I allowed my pride to prevent me from putting his needs first-  I was too proud to ask for help but now I realize that without your help we could not  achieve our goal. 
  We will use the proceeds to purchase a  van like the one below.
 ***If you cannot donate please pray for our family.  With God all things are possible.
***** I am also open to any suggestions that might help us reach our goal   -
Thank You ,
The Wierzba Family    

  • Tanya Cleary 
    • $25 
    • 20 mos
  • Takahiro Kawaguchi 
    • $25 
    • 20 mos
  • Sharon Santostefano  
    • $100 
    • 20 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 20 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 20 mos
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Fundraising team (2)

Martin Wierzba 
Sierra View, PA
Stefan Martin 
Team member
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