Sylvia and her family are thrilled to receive their new BraunAbility Toyota Rampvan Conversion with Q’Straint retractable wheelchair securements. They worked with Grace Sweger and Charlie Flickner at Superior Van & Mobility in Lexington, KY to make five-year-old Sylvia’s wish for going out in her community and planning a family road trip come true. A very special thank you to each of the following organizations for their contribution in granting Sylvia’s wish: Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana Chapter, Superior Van & Mobility, BraunAbility, Q’Straint, and The National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility. Below is a note from Sylvia’s mom, Jill, expressing her gratitude for this opportunity:
The opportunity for Sylvia to receive a van conversion is something that will impact her and our family for so many years to come. Since her diagnosis of KCNQ2, a rare genetic mutation that causes seizures, developmental delay and many other challenges, we have been working to plan for both her future and her day to day needs. Our van was serving us well for her day to day needs, but as she was growing and her mobility equipment was getting heavier, we knew that very soon a day would come when taking her out on outings would be extremely difficult. This thought was a sad one, because what Sylvie loves more than anything is to go on outings. When the opportunity came along from Make A Wish to potentially get our van converted to accommodate her wheelchair, we were thrilled! Since the conversion has been completed, we are able to take Sylvie on more outings and spend more time out in the community. We are even planning a family road trip this summer! Thank you so very much to all who assisted in this big undertaking. Our family is forever grateful for this wonderful gift that changes our lives each and every day and makes our future brighter as well.