Independence for Valerie Joseph
Valerie Joseph’s vehicle was rear ended and damaged beyond repair in November 2016. Fortunately, she was not seriously injured. Valerie has been in a wheelchair for 24 years, and has limited use of her right hand. As a result, her vehicle required modifications to accommodate her, and afforded her a reasonably independent daily life. Her 2004 Toyota Sienne van was deemed irreparable by her insurance company, but the age and mileage of the vehicle meant that she would only be able to receive a fraction of what is needed to replace her primary mode of transportation (approximately $25,000.00). The total cost of a replacement is approximately $73,660.00, but Valerie does not have the means to purchase such a vehicle. Valerie is an exceptionally warm person with an outlook on life that demonstrates an appreciation for what is most important; her family, church, and friends. She has a unique ability to serve the students of Florida Atlantic University in the registration department with a level of caring, and professionalism that set the standard in her profession. We are all hopeful that potential donors can see how important it is to Valerie to be independent and give whatever they can to help her regain that freedom. In doing so you will have given to a person fundamentally deserving of your gift. Thank you.