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Help CrusinSusan Cruise Again

On June 25, 2020, I was pulling our camper on the way to go camping when a semi side drafted me. As I moved to get out of the draft, I was spun in a 180 jackknifing the camper and van totaling both. The van was a 2009, so it would have cost more to fix it then it was valued, hence it was totaled. The van is our only accessible form of transportation, I am in electric wheelchair full time due to Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 2. My husband is a disabled veteran who uses a wheelchair part-time from Spinal stenosis (Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal). We have checked into a minivan but with my larger wheelchair it would be a game of Tetris trying to get both chairs into the van. So, I am looking at a four-door truck plus my special controls, between the controls and the vehicle it is going to cost about $200,000.

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May 13, 2021

I am sorry that I have not given an update recently, I have been sending out campaign letters to businesses hoping for some help. I have written letters to Representative of the State of Michigan to the House and Senate. I am currently working on letters to go out to celebrities. Unfortunately, with his pandemic, very few people can give at this time and most companies or corporations are just trying to get their feet back under them. I did do a fundraiser for my birthday which allowed me to raise some money. I have also spent many months during this pandemic. making different kinds of crafts and selling them.
There is some good news a particularly good friend of mine found a used 2016 truck with the lift modification that I need to get in and out of the truck. The owner wants a reasonable price for the truck, and I’ve gotten permission to move the controls from my van to the truck for a much lower cost. I may have to take the van and the truck to have the controls put in, as nobody in the area will reuse older controls. I am hoping to have a yard sale soon and looking forward to other fundraising events not that Covid 19 restrictions are lessoning.

October 7, 2020

I started my campaign on the internet by sending my information out to friends and family, with the tough times everyone is going through. I decided that I also needed to start a mail campaign. I will keep everyone updated on my progress.

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September 7, 2020

I know it’s not much but I will share this and hope it draws in more funds. Tell Mark I say hello and wishing you both the best in these tough times.

Dan Palmatier