Renee's New Ride

For her whole life Renee has relied on her mum Coral to get around due to a congenital condition restricting her growth and mobility. They have struggled but managed for decades with a conventional vehicle and utilising a makeshift hoist to lift Renee's heavy motorised wheelchair in and out of their car and Coral physically lifting Renee in and out of the passenger's seat for the many drives they would undertake. Having performed these tasks dutifully and uncomplaining for more than four decades; Coral has reached a crossroads. Her aging car needs updating and at the age of 70 her back has had enough of this heavy lifting and to top it off she now needs a knee replacement. The government-run National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has assessed Renee as being eligible for full wheelchair access modifications to their vehicle. However, they require the vehicle to be new (or near new) to qualify for the hugely expensive modifications (much like a wheelchair access taxi). This is understandable as they would want to get as much life and value out of the vehicle as possible and converting a 16 year old car such as their current Toyota Tarago would not be viable. Of course Coral and Renee are pensioners and as you can imagine can not afford a $50,000 new car. So how do they make this happen? With us! We can all help by giving. By many of us giving a modest affordable amount we can raise the funds to ease the burden and make the lives of two battlers a whole lot better. Remember, giving is good for the soul. Personally, I can't wait to see Renee drive her wheelchair straight up a ramp and easily lock into the front passenger position of their new family car. Way less arduous and way more dignified. Can You Help Out?

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 5 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 8 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 9 d
  • Stuart Beath 
    • $100 
    • 20 d
  • Robert Holmes 
    • $30 
    • 21 d
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Fundraising team (3)

Brendan Smoother 
Organizer
Raised $925 from 15 donations
Booyong NSW
Renee McAlpin 
Beneficiary
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