Wheelchair Accessible Van

$2,601 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 48 months
Makenzie is a 10 year old little girl with Cerebral Palsy.  Makenzie was born 13 weeks premature due to an unknown infection her mom had, she weighed just 2 lbs 6oz.  She had been diagnosed with Bacterial Menengitis at 2 months old in the hospital, started having seizures and was subsequently diagnosed with CP.  Makenzie is a very happy, loving little girl.  She cannot walk and relies on her wheelchair to get her around.  Until this past year she had never been able to get around by herself until she received an electric wheelchair, which gave her a taste of independence for the first time in her life.  At this point her parents are unable to transport her with the electric wheelchair in their current vehicle so the chair is mainly used at school.  Wheelchair accessible mini vans are quite costly due to the cost of conversions so we are looking to possibly get assistance with the cost of the conversion to help alleviate costs for the family.  Any donation is greatly appreciated!
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Less than 2 weeks til our big fundraiser! Saturday, March 16 2pm-8pm at the muskegon heights eagles, mark your calendars! All-you-can-eat taco bar, karaoke, 50/50 drawings, a silent auction and more!
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Great news! We received another small grant from United Healthcare Children's Foundation so we are so close to our goal! At this point we are about $2000 short of the conversion costs! Tonight I'm dropping the van off at Creative Mobility and they will have it for a few weeks doing the conversion while we gather the rest of the funds. Don't forget, our fundraiser is on Saturday, May 16th from 2pm-8pm at the Muskegon Heights Eagles on Broadway. We'll have a taco bar, silent auction, face painting for the kids, and karaoke all day. Makenzie is so excited to meet everyone!
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We now have our new van and will be doing the conversion soon we hope! We have been granted $7,000 to help toward the $15,500 we need for the conversion so that is a HUGE help! We have a fundraiser coming up May 16th to help bridge the gap and hopefully raise any funds we still need. We are so grateful for all the help and support from our friends and family! Thank you all so much!
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Today we signed on our new (to us) mini van! This is the van we intend to have converted for Makenzie. As soon as we raise the funds necessary for the conversion we will push forward and get it done! I'm excited to know we have one worry conquered.
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Jill Rizor
47 months ago

You might check with Freedom Motors in Battle Creek Mi. They are really awesome. They have companies in several states.

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Paul Caughey
47 months ago

Contact the Braun corp in Winamack IN. They build these vans and do wonders for charety.

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$2,601 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 48 months
Created March 4, 2015
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TM
$50
Tim & Eve Mills
45 months ago

Good luck with the event Saturday, wish we could make a visit!

NZ
$20
norm tracy zahrt
45 months ago

Wish we could be there Norm has to work and I will be at a confrence in Lansing. Wishing you the best!

TR
$100
Tamara Reese
45 months ago

You & your family are in our thoughts & prayers!!! God Bless!!

DH
$16
Dick Hartmann
45 months ago

Unity Lodge #191 F & AM

$100
Anonymous
46 months ago (Monthly Donation)
BP
$50
Bryan Pleimling
46 months ago

Love You Guys!

SK
$250
Shaun Kramer
46 months ago

Hope you reach your goal!

$100
Anonymous
47 months ago (Monthly Donation)
Jill Rizor
47 months ago

You might check with Freedom Motors in Battle Creek Mi. They are really awesome. They have companies in several states.

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Paul Caughey
47 months ago

Contact the Braun corp in Winamack IN. They build these vans and do wonders for charety.

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