In 2016, we implemented a 5-year plan to provide a wheelchair customized van to an MD family in need of transportation.
To contribute to the Van-A-Year Program, click here. All donations are tax deductible!
We awarded our 2016 Van in September to a family of 4 with a 15 year-old son that lives with Duchennes MD. Often, teens with illnesses that gradually get worse over time can start to feel cut off from friends and the rest of the world as they become more housebound. Losing the ability to do the things most people take for granted, like walking, have a significant impact on the quality of life and the stress load on parents and care givers.
Aaron and his family now have a reliable mode of transportation that allows Aaron to get out of the home and enjoy mobility. Thank you to everyone who contributed to MDFF in 2016 and helped make this happen for Aaron and his family!
See Video about our 2016 family HERE.
“We are thankful beyond words”, said Christina Hodge. “Our old van was not even equipped to handle a wheelchair, we traveled only when absolutely necessary as it was difficult for our teenage son Aaron to get in and out of the van and to sit comfortably.”