Wheelchair Van Needed for Katie

Katie needs a wheelchair accessible van right away, because her 1990 conversion van seems to have seen its last days. Katie is 25 years old, and is chronically ill. She has a rare disease along with Cerebral Palsy, and the last 18 months or so she has had to be rushed to the hospital over a dozen times...usually late at night and sometimes very, very ill.

The van Katie currently has is not even starting, and we don't know if it can be fixed or not. It has no AC at all; it has poor heat, and the windows are all falling in (seriously, the window seals are broken!); it leaks around the roof conversion and the windows, so there is a lot of water damage inside; it is simply falling apart.

If we raise some money but not a lot, we'll use the money to fix the 1990 Chevy and see how long we can make it last, but I don't know if we can get it going again. We really just need to replace it, and have found several options for just under $20,000, which are already converted with wheelchair accessibility.

Katie's mom (that's me, Cheri) runs her own business, but mostly is Katie's full-time caretaker and can't work a full-time professional job, so the money just is not there to go buy a new vehicle. We need help, and we need it quickly! Katie can never go out of town because her van has been unreliable, but now she can't even go to church on Sunday or go across town! Even if all you can do is $10, or $10 a month to help with any loan we have to get, if 20 people gave $10 a month we might be able to afford payments on something....What a blessing and miracle that would be for us, and for Katie's enjoyment and safety!

We may have about $3000 earned through some charitable organizations...But most people stop helping "kids" after they turn 18 or 21, and there are only 3 or 4 organizations that will help at all. We really need our friends to help out if they can.

Thank You!! for taking the time to read this. We appreciate you all!

Cheri & Katie
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    • $50 (Offline)
    • 85 mos
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    • $1,900 (Offline)
    • 87 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 87 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 87 mos
  • Tag Guy 
    • $25 
    • 87 mos
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Katie Phillips 
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