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Local family raising money for new van for daughter with disabilities

Alivianna Brighid Gallup

Alivianna Gallup is being interviewed in this screenshot. The 17-year-old has light skin, light blue eyes, and winged eyliner with a shoulder-length dyed bob and a white sweater.

“Now we can move forward, to figure out how to get her to her appointments and get around.”

While at a concert, something happened that the family of 17-year-old Alivianna Gallup could never have seen coming: their daughter’s accessible van was stolen along with thousands of dollars in medical equipment.

Because Alivianna lives with multiple mobility-impacting diagnoses, the van is more than transportation: it’s a lifeline to her community, enabling her to access medical appointments, education, and work.

Her family found Help Hope Live through a social media post and kicked off a fundraising campaign to meet this critical need.

In less than two weeks, the campaign has raised $6,000 towards their $20,000 goal.

17-year-old Alivianna with her parents is outdoors seated in her black power chair. She has light skin, red lipstick, glasses, and dyed hair in a ponytail. Written by Emily Progin