Special Car for the Special Jerry Cronin Family

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Raised by 296 people in 3 months
Created November 27, 2018
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The Cronins are in desperate need of a specially equipped vehicle with hand controls for Jerry.  This loving family has two beautiful children, Grady (8) and Gianna (4) who both attend St. Jude’s school. Jerry's wife Kim is a Reading Specialist for the Bucks County Intermediate Unit. A few years ago Jerry had a spinal injury which left him with paralysis, spasticity and many other health issues along with mounting medical expenses.
 
Jerry uses forearm crutches and robotic leg braces which allow him to walk short-medium distances. Because of the size of these braces, Jerry cannot fit in nor legally use a standard wheelchair van. He is required to have a specially equipped SUV/Pickup truck style conversion equipped with specific controls and modifications in order to drive. Furthermore, the vehicle has to be a GM model because that is what the conversion company requires.

 The net cost of the vehicle after a partial contribution from the PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation is approximately $70,000. Here are just some of the specific vehicle modifications:
    -Specialized hand controls for gas & brake
    -Adaptive parking brake control
    -Dropped vehicle floor by 12”
    -Motorized floor to get into the vehicle 
    -Adapted console/dashboard to allow extra room
    -Modified door panel to allow for extra width for Jerry’s leg braces. 
    -Specialized modifications to driver's seat
    -Removable seat to allow for wheelchair whenever necessary

 If you would like to help  with the payment of this specially equipped vehicle, your gift, no matter how big or small, will bring much joy and gratitude to the Cronin Family this Christmas and many years thereafter. Thank you so much!


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This has been an absolutely wonderful Christmas for our family, especially because of all of our family, friends, community and everyone who has helped us with overcoming this obstacle. We thank God for everyone single person involved. We wanted to express our sincere gratitude to each and every one of you and wish you a Happy, Healthy, Loving and Joy-filled Christmas Day! All in all a car is just a thing no matter how much it costs or whatever it can do but the true gift here is the selfless love that all of you have given us this Christmas season. We cannot thank you all enough.
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We got the car!!! Any further donations will be placed into the bank account that was set up at Merk Sharpe & Domme to be used for the Monthly Payments and the for our portion of the cost of the Modifications to the Vehicle—a.k.a. Handicap Conversion Costs.

Thanks to all of you we were able to put a substantial down payment ($20,000!!!) on the vehicle which lowered the monthly payment down to roughly $560 per month for 84 months.
We cannot thank you all enough for all of your generosity and kindness throughout this whole time.
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With Gratitude & Love,
Jerry & Kim Cronin
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We can’t begin to express to all of you the immeasurable gratitude we have for every drop of this wonderful outpouring of support, love, hope, thoughts and prayers that everyone has blessed us with the past few days and everyday for that matter. There is no greater gift than family & friends and we have been given an absolutely overflowing amount of both.
Looking at this there are more and more people who we know, some we know only by face or name and others we don’t know at all. This is an absolutely overwhelming experience and we THANK every single one of you who support in any way. We love and THANK YOU ALL!!!
Love,
The Cronin’s
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Raised by 296 people in 3 months
Created November 27, 2018
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