Please help us get a handicapped van #YouCaringGives

For: John and Mary Hathaway
Graniteville, SC
Organizer: John Hathaway Ocds
Please help us get a handicapped van #YouCaringGives (John and Mary Hathaway)
$3,985
of $40,000 goal.
Raised by 50 donors
9% Complete

The Story

I am a 40 year old husband and father of four (living). I have a genetic disorder called Marfan syndrome, which among other things causes aneurysms. I spent 3 months in the hospital 4 years ago after my last aortic repair. I still have an abdominal aneurysm and am trying to keep it stable until my next surgery, which is likely to leave me paralyzed. Our eldest daughter has the same disorder.
My wife was just unexpectedly laid off from her job, and I am on disability. We had been making just enough to get by. Now, we're trying to navigate all the different "assistance" and programs that take a certain amount of time to get approved/start actually paying and/or require you to have no resources. In 2008, we bought a 2000 Chevy Express 3500, modified, for cash. It was previously a government vehicle, then a cab. We've only had to pay for maintenance, but even that has been difficult. At over 260K miles, and the van or lift unpredictably malfunctioning, we need to get a much newer vehicle that will last us 10 or more years.  A fully modified van that would fit all of us would cost close to $50,000, but for about $30,000, we could purchase a slightly used van and have a lift installed.  Please help!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 26, 2017

Posted on November 26, 2017

Please share the link and donate if you can, but use hashtag #YouCaringGives
Next week, YouCaring will be selecting 10 fundraisers to get $500.

Posted on October 8, 2017

Posted on October 8, 2017

I have lowered the goal to reflect some generous donations through checks and PayPal (thank you everyone!). The van we had a lead on didn't work out, but things are looking up.

Posted on September 29, 2017

Posted on September 29, 2017

Day Eight Oh, Saint Sharbel, whenever I see you kneeling down on the cane mat, fasting, abstaining and absorbed in calling God, my hope and my faith in you augment. I beg of you to help me to receive the grace that I am asking for, a successful fundraiser. Amen. Oh, Saint Sharbel, absorbed in God, intercede for me. Oh, Jesus, the most peaceful, you who raised your beloved Sharbel to Christian perfection, I solemnly ask you to grant me the grace to spend the rest of my life according to your demand. I love you, oh God, my savior. Amen. (Once) Our Father,… Hail Mary,… and Glory Be. Act of Contrition.

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