We are so blessed by the thoughts, prayers, and gifts into Dave's HelpHopeLive fund with our current goal of a handicapped van. It's so exciting to see the balance growing towards our goal! Our current van has been in the shop for more repairs and each time we are thankful that our mechanic is able to keep it going for now. However, the need for a new van continues to grow and we are praying and hoping to be able to purchase it soon. Dave finished up physical therapy this month and we are so grateful for the progress that he has made since last June when he started physical therapy. He will continue exercises at home and at the gym where he took PT as he is physically able to. He had some problems with one of his knees in the last few weeks that we went to the Dr for and it was recommended that he sees the specialist as well soon. So please pray for wisdom as we continue to navigate Dave's health. Some have asked if Dave can drive a regular car and the answer is yes! He rarely drives or rides in a regular car due to his soft bones and fracture history without an incident.The handicap van has special seating in it so as to help minimize Dave's risk of fracture. We need the handicap van for Dave's safety as well as for transport of his power chair which weighs over 300 pounds and we need a lift or ramp to load it, which is the reason why we cannot purchase a regular car instead. Current indications with the response he is having to treatment has not given us reason to expect him to walk long distances in the future, although we do expect increased quality of life it seems that this particular hope is something we will have to pray for a different solution for. So with that projection in mind the power chair will still be needed and therefore transportation will be needed as well, making the van just as much of a need now as before he was receiving treatment.
Jan 25, 2017
We are so grateful for all the love, prayers, and support in our journey with Dave and his diagnosis of Hypophophatasia (HPP). Dave is still doing therapy and making encouraging progress. We have had so many of you give towards the van we are overwhelmed with your outpouring of love and support! Thank you doesn't seem to be enough to express our gratitude but we are extremely grateful for each dollar given. Most of you know we are concentrating on the need for a new handicapped van for Dave through this Help Hope Live campaign. Our current van has seen better days and will need replaced soon. It was just in the shop recently again for some more repairs. We're still working towards this goal, and are encouraged by the response and support from our family and friends! Please feel free to share this link and remember your gifts are tax deductible since HelpHopeLive is a non-profit.