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Fresno Pacific student raises money for wheelchair-accessible van

Sofia Carpenter

While her struggles have been heavy, her hope remains high.

33-year-old Sofia Carpenter is determined to turn the challenges of her life story into hope and community action as she pursues education, volunteering, and a career in social work.

To unlock a bright future, she needs accessible transportation – but insurance refused to cover the cost of an accessible van that Sofia can operate. She has a $45,000 bill to pay off to keep her accessible van, which is why she’s fundraising with Help Hope Live.

“It gives me a sense of pride.”

Sofia Carpenter Written by Emily Progin