Bobby Sullivan's Vehicle Upgrade

Hello there. My name is Christopher Epling. Bobby Sullivan is known by a lot of people here in Pike County Kentucky. He's known all over the state really. I'd say all over the region even. To those who know Bobby, they know he's never without a smile. Never without having kind words to say. Uplifting and always so freely to give of his time, and his heart. Bobby has been a lot of things in his life. A social worker at the University of Kentucky is just one. For the past many years, Bobby has been a volunteer at the Pikeville Medical Center. He wouldn't tell you this, but I will. Bobby has volunteered over 10,000 hours there. Know how many hours there are in a year? 8,760. So if you were to start volunteering right now, it would take you volunteering every month, every week, every day, every hour, every minute, and every second of an entire year (that's without sleep) to volunteer as many hours as Bobby (and you'd be short 1,240 hours... just 51 days that's all).

I count Bobby as my best friend. He's been there for me through a lot. I've gotten to know Bobby over the years, and there's been something that's been on my heart now almost as long as I've known him. Bobby needs help with something, and that's why I am creating this account for him. I want to help him. I want you to want to help him too.

See, Bobby has to use a motorized chair to get to place to place. I ask him permission to share this, so it's okay. In case you don't have to use a chair like Bobby, you might not know how difficult it is to get that chair in and out of your vehicle. Bobby will be the first to tell you, he's not a 'spring chick' anymore (sorry Bobby, just in case). Having a chair lift to get his chair up and down off payment would help him so much. Right now he has to schedule going to the grocery (and every other decision) around when it's the least crowded. That way he can call and hopefully reach someone at the story that would bring a motorized chair out to him. Not all store do this either. In fact, in our town, only two do. He's tried to get the lift paid for through his insurance, but he can't. Without paying for it out of pocket, he can't get one. So, that's one reason I started this gofundme account.

Another thing about not being able to get around without a motorized chair is the winter. You know how you and I might go out and start the vehicle on those cold winter mornings before work? You know, to let the car warm  up? Bobby can't do that. When Bobby goes out to his vehicle, he has to stay. It's too much on him to make a trip out, then back, then out again. I've asked him a million times how he manages to sit in his car on those terribly cold mornings while it warms up. His answer, like with anything that seems difficult to me, "Bud, you just do it".  I'd like to get Bobby an automatic starter for his car. That way he can push a button and his car start from his window. Then, when he gets to his car on those cold mornings, he has warmth like you and me.

There's one more thing. Not too long ago Bobby's driver side door had an issue with the handle that opens the door from the inside. In order to open his door, Bobby has to roll down his window. This might not seem like the biggest inconvenience, but it can be when there's snow pouring down. Or rain. I'd like to get his door handle fixed with these funds as well.

Besides these things, Bobby has other issues he needs help with on his vehicle. New tires, the trunk spring has warped, so you can't open the trunk without holding it up manually, etc. All these things we can fix for Bobby with this amount met.

So I hope you will consider helping Bobby. You have to believe me when I say he deserves it. If you know Bobby, then you already know he does. It will make you feel good. It will make Bobby feel good. It's a win, win. For someone who gives to others so freely, I hope it's an easy decision.

Give what you can. No amount is too small. No amount is too big either! I appreciate you taking the time to read over this. I hope you will consider helping. Thank you!

Here's a link to Bobby's facebook:

Here's a link to mine:
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Organizer and beneficiary

Christopher Epling 
Marrowbone, KY
Robert Sullivan 
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