Van for Dan

$2,769 of $90,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 24 months
Dan is a young man who has faced many challenges, but always with a smile. Dan has epilepsy and suffered a 24 minute seizure at a young age, which resulted in global brain damage and severe developmental delay. Medical specialists were adamant that Dan would spend his life lying on his back, with no chance of development. The prognosis was bleak.

Dan has spent his life so far, proving doctors wrong. While Dan can currently walk short distances, he is working on building his stamina and abilities through experience. Our beautiful country has so much to engage and stimulate the senses. Sometimes, what seems like a simple trip to a bayside spot, can serve so many purposes for Dan. Raising Dan's awareness of his surroundings and giving him the chance to experience things we might think of as simple or everyday, has broadened his world. His brain function and cognitive ability is continually improving when he is able to get out and about, but currently he is limited to travelling no more than half an hour from home in the event he needs a change. Disabled toilet facilities aren't conducive to his needs, as I need an adult size bed to change him.

This campaign aims to allow Dan to develop his brain function with stimulation from the outside world. An appropriately modified van will allow Dan to experience more from our world. The van that we require to achieve this needs to have a bed installed in the back, to allow me to change Dan when we are out and about, without returning home.

Normal disabled facilties do not cater for the needs of a 24 year old, who needs to lay down to be changed. The van will give Dan the freedom to live his life to the fullest and not be restricted by access to a toilet.

We need to reach the $90,000 goal as soon as possible, because Dan's cognitive skills are regressing as he is not getting the stimulation he needs to maintain a higher level of function.

Your assistance and contribution to achieving this goal will mean wonders for Dan's quality of life. I can't begin to express the level of gratitude I would feel for you to help Dan. He really needs this. Not only would it significantly improve Dan's quality of life; it would give him the dignity we all deserve, and help him to reach his full potential.

Thank you for your support.
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Just to let you know, with private donations we have now reached $5,042. This year is a big one for Dan now that I (Mum) have some mobility back after two operations In August and October 2018. While still in recovery mode, a Van for Dan is a top priority for 2019. Please feel free to share Dan’s story with friends, and we would love it if you could follow our progress on Dan’s Facebook page, “One Dan’s Journey”. I have to make the van a reality this year to allow Dan to experience what we call life’s daily events, and some longer outings. “Longer outings” for us currently means no more than 30 minutes from home. Very limiting. We hope to have a trivia night, and some other fund raising as the year progresses.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
For anyone wishing to donate, but not wanting to use the Go Fund Me process (commission deducted from the amount we receive), we have set up a PayPal account. Just ask for the link.
Thank you again for helping Dan to experience life.
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Van for Dan Update

WOW!!!!
A big THANK YOU to everyone who has donated to the Van for Dan campaign so far.

Today we reached $2,544 (total including direct donations). Only $87,456 to go!

Please keep helping us to spread the word.
We thank you for your ongoing support.
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Alen
24 days ago

whats the PayPal email i can donate to?

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Renée Biewer
24 months ago

Is there any other way to donate Jenny ? I don't feel comfortable leaving my credit card details over the web, I would prefer PayPal, so any other options would be greatly appreciated :)

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$2,769 of $90,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 24 months
Created April 26, 2017
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$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
$20
Anonymous
2 months ago
$50
Angela Tonge
2 months ago

Good luck Jenny.

JW
$100
Jenny Willis
2 months ago

After a long illness, we are back on track to make Dan’s Van a reality by the end of 2019.

JZ
$50
John Zeffiro
19 months ago

Glad to help Jenny I hope you get what you need. All our love John Maggie and vanessa

BC
$50
Ben Curmi
21 months ago

Good Luck Dan I hope our paths cross one day

KC
$50
Kate & Rowan Campbell
21 months ago

Paying it forward, I hope that you can soon be on the road.

AT
$44
Alen Tomasevic
21 months ago

“The mediator between head and hands must be the heart!” ― Thea von Harbou, Metropolis

KM
$50
Kriti Malhotra-Sahni
21 months ago

I have no doubt together we will achieve this target & get a Van for Dan! Best wishes always, K.

Alen
24 days ago

whats the PayPal email i can donate to?

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Renée Biewer
24 months ago

Is there any other way to donate Jenny ? I don't feel comfortable leaving my credit card details over the web, I would prefer PayPal, so any other options would be greatly appreciated :)

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