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This fundraiser ended on 01/20/11

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The goal is to purchase a reliable safe vehicle for a women who is a paraplegic with 2 minor children.

Myself Krista Coons and my sibilings are teaming up to raise money to purchase a new reliable wheelchair accessible vehicle for my mother Carol Coons. She became a paraplegic 29 years ago when hit head on my a drunk driver. Her spine was severed in 3 places leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. My mother as been a positive influence in over a dozen children in our community that she helped raise beside her own 4. She takes care of her family with only $1,500 dollars a month. She owes over $30,000 in medical bills. In 2008 she suffered a heart attack which required surgery inserting steints. She has had over 10 major surgeries. Most recently she is recovering from a debuditus ulcer which left her bed ridden for over 10 months unable to sit for more than an hour a day and then not at all.
The day after christmas this year (2010), i was out with my mother returning gifts when she was getting in her vehicle her lift broke leaving her stuck in the middle unable to get in her vehicle and unable to get off of the lift. Her nor myself had a cell phone in us to call for assistance leaving her to ask strangers passing by for help. This has happend to her on more than one occasion once leaving her stuck in the vehicle unable to get out in 103 degree weather. The vehicle she is driving now is unsafe and unreliable. When she lost was hit by the drunk driver she'd already lost so much and now I am asking for help so she doesnt lose her independence completely.
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