Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Help Jacob Get New Wheels

I entered Jacob into a contest last month to win a handicap accessible van.  You can read my post about the contest HERE.

The contest is in honor of National Mobility Month.  The first round of the contest ends on May 13th.  We need to be in the top 10% of vote getters in order to move to the second round of the competition.  We are so very close to being in the top 10%.  This would be a HUGE blessing for Jacob and our family. 

All you have to do is go to this SITE and vote for Jacob.  You can vote once every 24 hours through this Sunday May 13th.  If you use dealer code "968" on your first vote Jacob will receive 5 VOTES instead of just one.  This only works ONE time.

For people with mobility issues a huge obstacle in gaining independence is transportation.  Take our sweet Jacob for example.  Jacob received a fancy new wheelchair last year.  It supports him in all the right places and is super durable.  It is also able to hold his communication system.  However, Jacob is only able to use this wheelchair when he is at home.  There is not a lot of storage space in the back of our van and his wheelchair is super heavy.  For that reason Jacob is currently using his old stroller type chair when we are away from the house.  This poor chair has about had it!  Jacob has broken it 3 or 4 times.  We have had to place brackets on the back to keep it from breaking further.  This chair is not very supportive and frankly too small.  What a blessing it would be if Jacob could use his super duper big boy wheelchair ALL the time!

Love this little guy!

picture by Nina Mullins Photography

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