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Please help us pay for Chelseas Van :)
$405 raised
2% of $22k goal
6 contributors
4 Years running

My name is Chelsea Nakahara. I was born with severe cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder and require 24 hour care, as well as a wheelchair for all mobility. I have many activities that I enjoy, like therapy swimming, music class, art, and community events that require a vehicle to get to.  There is no public transit between towns here, and on a disability income taxis are not an option. I also have many doctors visits and specialists up and down Vancouver Island that definitely require a vehicle to get to.

My amazing parents adopted me at a very young age, and have continued to care for me, even to this day.  They secured a loan to aquire the vehicle that I currently have, because a reliable means of transportation is imperative to my well-being and health.  They are in their 80's, however, and the means to pay for the van are just not there.  If we do not ask for help to pay for my van, they will have to take it back. This would hugely impact my life negatively, and there is so much more good I want to do.  I hope to become a community volunteer in the Chemainus-Ladysmith area, and my van is a necessity to make that happen. 

I want to thank those that have given already, and assure them that we will not stop until we can pay off the van, and cover all monthly loan payments.  Please, if you can give anything, THANK YOU...and if not, SHARE SHARE SHARE!!

From Chelseas Caregiver : Chelsea has an amazing zest for life, and lights up any room she enters. Her smile is like a thousand watt bulb. My life has been greatly enriched since starting to work with her, and I look forward to helping her enrich the lives of those in her community.  This van is so very important to making that happen! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

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