Tuesday night while driving home from work, Charlie was in a car accident. THANK YOU GOD, Charlie is okay but his van is not. Ten years ago, Charlie purchased a van, complete with all of the conversions necessary for him to drive. This van has offered Charlie an enormous amount of independence. Unfortunately, the van was totalled making it necessary for him to purchase another vehicle. The conversions alone were around $50k not including the price of the vehicle. Charlie would never and has never thought to ask for help. As his big sister, I feel the need to do everything I can to help him get back in a van. If you feel called to give, there is no greater cause. If you aren't able to, prayers are appreciated as well as God has always provided!
A wise woman once told my mother that good people don't give to others in order to get recognition or a pat on the back, but that a THANK YOU NOTE is always appreciated. You get the opportunity to acknowledge the receipt of their gift and to tell them how you are using it. My mother shared it with me. So to each of you that sent a donation to the site and to those that gave to me directly, I want you to know how much it means to me that you helped me. I realize that you sacrificed something to help me and I am grateful. I hope to make you proud.
Thank you :-)
Jack Freeman, I love your heart. What a sweet thing to do!
I am so glad you did this, Mandy. I love you all and am so grateful Charlie is ok. God will make a way, when there seems no other way! That's what He do. =D #weknowthis Sharing!!
I met Charlie at MTSU he was a student their and I worked in the BAS Pod he is a very nice young man , I have also run in to him at Walmart where he works. I hate to hear he was in a accident but so glad he is ok. I hope he gets enough money to help him get into another van.
Is there another way to donate besides GoFund Me? They keep a percentage of the money raised.
I would like to make a quick comment. I am Charlie's aunt. I know that most people assume that Charlie is on disability. He is not, and never has been. He works ten hour days and lives off of his paycheck just like everyone else. He has insurance, but we all know that they only pay part, so he has a lot of out-of-pocket medical expenses. Most people assume that there are endless funds and grants and societies to help pay all of the expenses but there are not. Charlie has never asked for or received that kind of help. So...that is why it is so incredibly heart-warming and overwhelming to see people opening their hearts to him this way. I have watched this little boy grow up to be a wonderful man who is an inspiration to everyone he meets and words can not say how grateful I am for each and every one of you who have donated here. Charlie would tell you that he doesn't deserve any special treatment...but I believe he is THE most special person I know.
Amanda if you read this comment please facebook me I think I know a way that would help to get more money
Charlie is one of the nicest people I have ever met. He is such an inspiration to me ever since I met him. He has such a good attitude for all he has gone through in such a short lifetime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I love you Charlie and wish you nothing but the very best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!God Bless you and help yo get what you need!!!!
We love you Debbie Meckler and all that you did not only for Charlie but our entire family. Thank you for appreciating how close we are!
I was lucky enough to have worked with Charlie. He is an inspiration to us all. He has a wonderful family who supported every decision he ever made. We are all glad you are alright Charlie and may God bless you in every thing you do. Good luck to you.
I took care of Charlie when he was five years old as his primary nurse.... Charlie and his entire family were an unbelievable inspiration to me! They are the most loving, brave, respected, caring people I know! I will NEVER forget Charlie and all the suffering he went through to be here today! And he and his family will always be in my heart... FOREVER! Please help Charlie!