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Chris Tatevosian's Accessible Van Fundraiser

by Chris Tatevosian
2/14/2015

Hi, this is Chris Tatevosian, family member, friend, acquaintance, graduate of Holliston high school, Johnson state and Trinity colleges of Vermont. I need your help. I realize many of you are familiar with the fact that I have been living with multiple sclerosis, since 1980. As of 2005 I have been wheelchair-bound, but are you aware that I am rarely able to leave my accessible apartment, because I am unable to transport my motorized wheelchair, an absolute necessity from one location to another. Occasionally, I can schedule a pickup with “The Ride” a local transportation service.

For those in a wheelchair. These trips have to be scheduled days, sometimes weeks in advance, which is extremely limiting. I missed the Thanksgiving holiday at my sister, Michelle's house, due to the fact that there was no way to get me there I'm unable to visit my dear family. My mother in Holliston, MA, my sisters, Michelle and Lynne living in Medway, MA, my aunt and uncles and I never see friends anymore. I hate the fact that I cannot attend Connect church in Ashland, MA, anymore. My church and church family are something that I cherish and desperately need in my life.

I'm asking for your help to purchase a wheelchair accessible Van. The cost of which is $54000. As of November 18, 2014 I have raised $20,000 and am now seeking your help in the process of raising the remaining 34,000 necessary to purchase this lifeline.

I know it's a lot to ask, but anything you can donate gets me closer to living a happy, healthy life. A life beyond the three room world where I have existed over the past two and a half years.

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Comments (2)

To donate, click on View more, and the how to donate procedure is there.

Bill Tobin | 2015-02-14 13:38:33

How/where can we contribute?

Mary | 2015-02-14 07:23:30