Paid 01/06/2020
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Vehicle
Military Veteran

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeA simple thank you is definitely not sufficient. There really are no words to describe the gratitude my family has for every single one of you. The sacrifices you all made, will forever be remembered. Giving is not always an easy thing to do. We all have bills to pay, and other obligations that don't necessarily leave us money to give. I know, as I used to be in that position. I was always able to give, always able to volunteer and always able to give my time. It was hard to swallow when I became disabled, as I could no longer do these things. We couldn't keep up with bills, so how were we going to fix the car. But thanks to your graciousness, your generosity and your willingness, we can get the car repaired. Because of this, my wife will no longer need to break down my mobility scooter to take me anywhere. This is huge! You could have chosen anyone, but you chose our family. And we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Transmission Repair Needed For Disabled Father

My Story:

I want to take this opportunity to humbly thank those that have donated to my submission for assistance. My family and I are deeply grateful for your generosity. We have only a few days left and we're so close. I really don't want to start all over again, especially since many of you have already graciously given. So please, I humbly ask you for help. We would also like to ask other donors, as they read our story, to truly consider donating to our need. I have been needing my motorized scooter more and more these days. Having this vehicle fixed would take one stress off my wife's shoulders, as she has to load and unload it into the small trunk and backseat of her car.

I am a married father to 5 beautiful daughters. My 22 year old old works in Las Vegas. I have a 21 year old old that is attending college in Omaha, while also being a published writer and CASA volunteer. My 16 year old is an animal lover with aspirations of becoming a veterinarian. My 13 year old is still finding herself, but has an interest in becoming an FBI profiler. Last, but definitely not least, is my 9 year old. She is heavy into playing youth softball. I grew up in a military family and had joined military myself. I became disabled in 2016 and have been trying to get disability since. My wife works full time at our local Hobby Lobby as the bookkeeper, after being a special education teacher.

Since I became disabled, we survive each month thanks to my wife's employment. We have sold most everything we can to lessen the load, but it seems it just gets bigger. I suffer from Fibromyalgia, Stiff Person Syndrome, Chronic Pain and Fatigue Syndromes and Adult Onset Seizures, just to name a few. My wife is a Type 1 Diabetic and also suffers from Chronic Fatigue. My wife's car is 11 years old old and has almost 200K miles on it. It has major problems of its own, plus it is too small to carry my motorized scooter. My car is a Subaru Forrester that has been immobilized since January due to an 'imploded' transmission. I cannot take my scooter every time we go somewhere, and my wife's car does not fit out whole family. My mom helps with rides, but we are a half hour away from her. We need Modest Needs help with this car repair.

This will take at least one huge burden off our shoulders. It means we can take the scooter with us to the grocery store. It means I can take it to my youngest daughters softball games. It means that we have a car to fall back on when my wife's car quits. Your help would truly be a blessing to my family and I.

As of 2020-01-06, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.

Application Status Update: On 2020-01-24, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $1,490.40 to Kingway Automotive LLC on behalf of this deserving individual.