The following is a letter from grant recipient, Tammy Foley. She is shown here with here daughters and folks from her Mobility Dealership.
My youngest daughter, Rebecca, turned 11 years old in September 2012. She has cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder. She is unable to walk or talk and is totally dependent for all of her care. She is a happy kid that touches the hearts of all who meet her!! But as she gets bigger it was getting harder and harder to get her in and out of the car. We had a car seat for special needs kids, but she was about to outgrow it. She is now 4′ 9″ tall weighs 75 lbs. I am only 5’3″ increasing the difficulty of handling her. My chiropractor and I are now on a first name basis!
In addition to all of that, the van I was driving had over 217,000 miles on it! It had been a great van for 10 years, but was not handicapped equipped and was beginning to require more and more money to keep it going. Rebecca has five different specialist (each an hour away) that we see on a regular basis. Prayers were often said before heading to Atlanta for an appointment. So the van shopping had to begin!! The Angels at the National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility help to make it possible for me to afford the van that we so desperately needed! I will forever be grateful for their caring and generosity! I could never say “Thank you” enough for what they have done for me and my girls! The National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility makes miracles happen! They really are God’s angels on earth!