Jennifer Beck, Eagle Point has new wheels for the New Year and a new job already lined up. “This is the best set-up I’ve ever had,” stated Jennifer, who has Brittle Bones. “Thank you.”Mobility Unlimited received $700 in community donations towards a new wheel chair lift for Jennifer’s van- intended to replace her old dangerous cargo lift not meant for wheelchairs.
Delightedly, Mobility Unlimited also received a call from an Ashland couple who wanted to see Jennifer in a newer vehicle rather than the old beater that would get the newer lift. The anonymous couple was willing to generously donate the van portion of the 1991 Dodge Ram 250 directly to Jennifer Beck.
Mobility Unlimited was able to partner with the local office of Vocational Rehabilitation to fund the already installed, like-new, Braun Vangator II remote lift system from the couple. A grant from the Reed & Carolee Walker Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation also provided funding towards the project which included a wheelchair locking tie-down system.
“The lower miles on the donated vehicle portion of the package (82,000) compared to Jennifer’s old 1979 with nearly 140,000 miles made the decision a no-brainer and enabled us to better leverage the monies spent,” stated Glory Cooper, the agencies executive director. “It was a very happy ending indeed.”