LCC received a request from Pastor Tim Eckert of Word of God Lutheran Church for the Deaf in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to help fund a wheelchair accessible vehicle for a woman in need the church is assisting.
One of the most faithful members at Word of God Lutheran Church for the Deaf, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a woman named Sheri. Sheri is a very pleasant and independent person who loves going to church and socializing and would like to have a regular job.
Cerebral Palsy and a pair of unsuccessful surgeries earlier in life left her unable to walk. She manages very well with the help of assistive devices, but getting into and out of a car independently remains a challenge.
Sheri has checked out used vans, determined a price that would work, and begun saving. She needs about $30,000 more to reach her goal.
Please help make a difference in her life and give her the gift of greater independence.
Pastor Tim Eckert
Word of God Lutheran Church for the Deaf
Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
My name is Sheri, and I was born with Cerebral Palsy.
I use an electric wheelchair, an electric scooter, and a walker every day. I have owned my own car for many years, but my electric wheelchair and/or scooter cannot fit in the back. I am not able to physically get my manual chair in and out of the vehicle, and I have to depend on others around me to help.
This poses a problem because I am an independent person, and whenever I drive anywhere, I have to make sure someone is there to help me each time I get in and out of my car.
I am looking for funding to get a wheelchair accessible van to improve my quality of life and help me remain as independent as possible.
Please prayerfully consider donating to help Sheri improve her quality of life and keep her independence.