Today was a big day for our family. We purchased our wheelchair accessible Toyota Sienna! We were given an amazing deal by a very generous woman in our community. She knows of the struggles that come along with care giving someone with medical needs and limited mobility. We are so grateful for her generosity (and great humor!)
There are few words to describe the relief that comes with this purchase. We now know that Liam will have a vehicle to transport his power wheelchair (that we hope will be available this summer), and he now can walk/ride into the van rather than crawl into our SUV or be lifted in. Liam has been bouncing around all day with excitement about his new van. It’s so comforting to see him smoothly move in and out without challenge!
There will be many things in his lifetime that will present challenges, but with the proper tools, thoughtful planning, and support from the world around him, he will do so much good.
We remind our children daily of the gift we have been given. Loved ones, strangers and concerned community members have gone above and beyond to help lighten the load for our family. Knowing that this van is ours gives us the courage to attack the next challenge head on.
Liam’s disease will demand a lifetime of continued needs, and its very scary. We are so thankful for all the support we have received from all our donors, event volunteers and all those who hold us close to their hearts. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
We are the luckiest.