Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?”
The answer is yes, and I hope to be able to pay it forward in the future. Will you help me now, so that I can help someone else in the future?
Faith Without Works Is Dead
14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
So I must do my part as well.
Bad accidents do happen to good people It’s what we do after that makes the difference both to the individual, and to those around them.
What will you do is the important question here? My accident was 20 years ago, now due to age and circumstances, I NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE!
OUR GOAL IS TO REACH 2,000$ a month till we reach our final goal to purchase the van equipped for my disability.
“A wheelchair van can cost anywhere from $40,000 to $100,000. Wheelchair van prices can be broken down into the price of the van itself and the cost of additional modifications. The cost of a van can range from $20,000 all the way up to $70,000. The cost of handicap van modifications ranges from $15,000 to $30,000.”
THEIR WORDS NOT MINE.
Hello, my name is Rick Snyder; I don’t know where to start this. So, I will begin with my accident. I was involved in a car accident that almost took my life. It has taken many years to reach the point that I have. During this time I have had many trips to the hospital, and even into nursing homes. I am considered a C6-C7 quadriplegic incomplete, (I am considered a quadriplegic due to my hands and being paralyzed from the chest down), with autonomic dysreflexia. During my 20 years of being in the wheelchair, I have learned to adapt and accommodate many of the obstacles in my life with the help of a lovely woman named Victoria, and friends and family. I am 45 years old and had my accident at the age of 26. As we all know equipment, vehicles and other adaptive aids for the handicapped are extremely expensive. Over the years I have been transferring in and out of vehicles the best I can.
Unfortunately, we don’t get any younger. I have started this page in order to hopefully get enough funds together to purchase, or to have a handicap accessible van/vehicle donated, to get me places I need to go. This will not only just help me in being transported, but also conserve the health of myself and loved ones as I weigh 185 pounds. This is quite a bit of weight to help pick up and transfer on a regular basis!
A vehicle that can help in transporting me anywhere I need to go such as; doctor’s appointments, back to work, grocery store, post office, Social Security office, friends and family’s home, and especially to Church. I have taken the driving test through D.A.R.S. and the state of Texas. Of which I aced it both times after the 3 day long test of driving, 6 hours each day. This test was a rigorous one with a Toyota Sienna van they provided, for the test. It accommodated my physical handicap with the use of ramp, swivel seat and hand controls, and a tripod attached to the steering wheel. The tripod attached to the steering wheel is an adaptive agent designed for me to be able to steer the steering wheel.
The hand controls are designed for my disability so that I can control acceleration and braking of the vehicle. The ramp is designed for obvious reasons, for me to be able to roll my chair up into the vehicle (this usually also requires a dropped floor according to Federal regulations). Then I position myself behind the driver seat.
The swivel seat usually referred to as a captain’s chair, is designed for a person such as myself; to be able to transfer from the wheelchair into the driver seat. Vehicles that have these already on them are extremely expensive. Motor vehicles that you can buy with the equipment installed are even more expensive. Our fine government tends to make society believe that we have it made or that it’s easy to obtain these things. This is not the case. I will not deny that some people do have an added advantage financially. In the event that some individuals retain substantial amounts of money that came from lawsuits after their accidents.
However, that was not the case with my accident. I have been reliant on our government for help since the accident. Because of my young age, I was not even eligible for regular disability. I am currently on Social Security Supplemental income, which allows for $502 as a monthly payment to pay for my bills, groceries and expenses. I am also on a P8- 11 program to help pay for my rent. So as you can see that is not much to go on. I am blessed never the less, so don’t think I’m complaining. I have have family, a wonderful woman (whom I hope to marry), a nice quaint apartment, my life, and most important GOD who loves me. Not only that but I would like to thank the staff of this HELP HOPE LIVE non-profit organization, which has been a great help to me thus far.
We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.
Sincerely Yours, Rick Snyder
Please help in any way you can, that will encourage others to even put a portion of their proceeds to this campaign. Even if your just taking the time to share it on social media, emails, or even to tell someone about this page and Hope Help Live.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND CONTRIBUTIONS, IT MEANS ALOT.
Family and friends of Rick Snyder are raising money for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to fund uninsured medical expenses associated with Catastrophic Injury.
Rick has chosen to fundraise for Help Hope Live in part because Help Hope Live assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax deductibility for contributors. Contributors can be sure donations will be used to pay or reimburse medical and related expenses. To make a tax-deductible donation to this fundraising campaign, click on the Give button.
For more information, please contact Help Hope Live at 800.642.8399.
Thank you for your support!
February 24, 2021
This was done on a good weather day, so imagine in times when weather is not so good as well. plus consider fact that as we get older is going to be much rougher. wheelchairs are not light, so imagine the weight factor, sometimes several times a day.
February 19, 2021
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February 19, 2021
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February 19, 2021
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