Help Kyle Get a Wheelchair Van
Organized by: Kyle Coldwell
I'm a 23 year old Phoenix, AZ resident with a severe congenital condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Moving around comes a bit hard to me. Nonetheless I recently moved out of my parents' place and into an apartment with my fiancée. It's beautiful.
That doesn't mean we're totally without struggle though. There are a lot of variables in the mix, especially financial liabilities, most of which are in some way tied to my disability.
My main pillar of independence has recently crumbled, an old 1993 Chevy Van (with wheelchair lift) which was my only means of transportation for the past 20 years. Tens of thousands of dollars have been sunk into it over the years, and yet it sits out there under the parking cover unable to go anywhere, while I'm stuck here in our apartment unable to go anywhere also.
I need assistance getting around -- not just out of bed or from one room to the next, but to doctors' appointments, the grocery store, and social events with friends. My mobility is vital to a quality life with my future wife. Please help me raise money to either fix my current van or buy a new one.