New Disabled Vehicle Needed

$10,710 of $28,000 goal

Raised by 135 people in 37 months
Greetings to all!
My name is Michael Sundin, and this is my quest: to become mobile again!

I am a paraplegic and freelance photographer.

Recently my first car died on me. She was my first vehicle, and served me well for 10 good years. But, unfortunately, her time has finally passed.

I need to acquire a new vehicle if I am to continue to be self-sufficient. As a paraplegic, any way that I can continue to take care of myself is a gift, and having a vehicle certainly helps in this. But I cannot simply go to a lot and grab any used vehicle.
I need a vehicle that will last me another good 10 years, that can carry the equipment that I use for my photography work as well as my wheelchair, and that can be either modified for use by a paraplegic or is already equipped for such disabled use.

Such vehicles do not come cheap.

My being without a vehicle presents an additional difficulty, as a freelance photographer it is very difficult to work to raise the money needed without a reliable source of transportation.
I live in the country, nowhere close to any public transportation such as bus lines, and any taxi service coming out that far is very expensive making it difficult to save money. And 16 years of wheelchair use has wreaked my shoulder which was already weakened by the accident that put me in a wheelchair, making it both difficult and extremely painful to push myself for the several miles it takes to get to the nearest bus stop. I am doing the best I can to still get to where I need to be to keep working, but I know that my body cannot take the abuse for much longer.

So I have come to ask your assistance.

Any help is appreciated, and I offer my photography services to any who aid me in such a substantial way.

$50 = Headshots
$100 = 1 Outdoor shoot of any kind
$500 = 1 Studio shoot of any kind
$1000 = Event photography for any 1 event (weddings, etc.)

You can find examples of my work on my website

Please help.
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So, I had a check up today...

The results:

A new prescription for wheelchair repairs

A prescription for a power assist device for my wheelchair (because my shoulders are so fucked up at this point I'm no longer allowed to roll as much as I've been needing to)

And, turns out I have a hernia that will likely require surgery
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Wonderful news!
It looks like I was able to qualify for some grants, which cut the amount I still need to raise almost in half. So I've adjusted the amount in here to reflect what's left that I still need to raise.
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$10,710 of $28,000 goal

Raised by 135 people in 37 months
Created January 11, 2016
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