My boys accessible van fund

$3,250 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 52 months
Hi my name is Rita. I am a single mom to two amazing boys. They are my heroes. The reason I am asking for your help is I am in desperate need of a wheelchair accessible van.

My oldest son is Gavin, he is 13 years old. He was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy when he was 18 months old.   A few months after his 11th Birthday he lost his ability to walk and is now using a wheelchair. For those of you who don't know what Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is, it is a genetic disease that children  are born with  and gradually lose the strength in their muscles. My other son is Hezekiah and he is 3 years old, he also has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and was diagnosed in utero. He is walking but when he gets around Gavin's age he will also need a wheelchair.  The reason I am doing this fundraiser is I need to purchase a wheelchair accessible van as I am having to lift Gavin into our current vehicle that is not accessible,  he is growing into a young man right before my eyes and lifting him is getting difficult for me. We also are not able to take his motorized wheelchair in our current vehicle because our car is not equipped.  If we had a wheelchair accessible van he would be able to bring his chair and be more independent and wouldn't have to depend on me to wheel him around with one hand while I push his younger brother in stroller in other hand and/ or chase him down. Before long Hezekiah will be using a wheelchair also so i need a van that's going to last me a very long time. Unfortunately I don't have the money for a down payment and that is why I am asking for your help.  I would have to trade in my current vehicle as I still owe on it so that kind of brings me into the negative and a down payment is needed so that I can be able to afford the monthly payment. Please find in your hearts to help us out. Any amount would help us to be able to get this accomplished!  
Thanks so much ahead of time and God Bless!
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I had thought of giving up but then I reminded myself who I would be giving up on. I love my boys too much and will do anything to make them happy! My original goal was $3,000 but when I inquired more about purchasing a wheelchair accessible van I found out I would at least need $5000. I would appreciate any help and any amount helps us get that much closer to purchasing the van. I appreciate so much the generosity given by family and friends and I thank you so much. God Bless!
Brotherly love!
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It has been a while since I have posted in regards to this fundraiser but the need is still there. Unfortunately I still have not been able to raise the amount needed for the down payment. .. I know you all have your responsibilities and commitments but if you could please find in your hearts to please help me in raising the money for our wheelchair accessible van. I fear of hurting my back and not being able to care for my boys. Not something I would like to deal with. So I ask, please help!
Thank you!
My sweet boy!
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Hi all, just a little update. Our fund for a modified wheelchair has grown but I'm not quite there so I ask you to please put yourself in my shoes as a single parent with 2 disabled children and limited funds. Asking for help is not easy especially when asking for money, I know we all are going through something but any amount helps. I promise to pay it forward....God Bless!
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Please continue to donate and share! Not quite at our goal and Gavin continues to grow, and not much lighter to lift. This is not an easy thing, asking for help that is... I appreciate you all, God Bless!
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$3,250 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 52 months
Created March 30, 2015
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$40
Anonymous
43 months ago
$50
Anonymous
43 months ago
AG
$100
Adam Garcia
43 months ago
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$2,000
Zareenah McCormick
44 months ago
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Hey Rita, I hope this lil bit from my family to yours helps... Happy Holidays and God Bless

$20
Anonymous
49 months ago (Monthly Donation)
AI
$40
Amber Ingram
49 months ago

Love you so much!

AI
$55
Amber Ingram
49 months ago

Love you ♡

AI
$40
Amber Ingram
50 months ago

This will happen for you Rita! Don't lose Hope! God has great plans for your family. Love u girl xoxo

SH
$50
Suzanne Hernandez
50 months ago
$20
Anonymous
50 months ago (Monthly Donation)
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