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Motown John
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   Posted 6/27/2010 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Sunday  afternoon
 
Hello everyone:  My wife and I are goihg on vacation this summer....and we rented a handicapprd van....a Dodge....and have been thinking about purchasing such a van...
 
Do any of you have such a van?  And if so, what make?   And are you happy with it?  Did you huy or lease?
 
Gracias.  John
DX'ed June 21st, 1987
 


Gretchen1
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   Posted 6/27/2010 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
John! 
 
How exciting!  I don't have any information for you.  I just wanted to cheer for you!!  Woooo woooo woooo!!!!  I hope you have a wonderful vacation!!!!  Go listen to some great music, see some beautiful places and find peace! 
 
Keep us posted on how the van works out.
Gretchen  ~  diagnosed with MS July 2006
 
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.


nasalady
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   Posted 6/27/2010 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a small SUV (Ford Escape Hybrid) and didn't have the money to buy a van when I ended up in my wheelchair. So I paid to have a hitch installed that could carry a Harmar Wheelchair Lift on the back (outside of the vehicle). It's not a perfect solution, for example on a long trip to Oregon from Southern CA the headrest fell off my chair somewhere along the Redwood Highway.

And now that my disabled adopted daughter (my biological granddaughter) is getting older (4 years old) she will be getting a wheelchair too, so I think as a two-chair family we will have to get a big wheelchair van. I will definitely try to get a rear-entry vehicle because side-entry vans are seriously restricted as far as parking goes; they have to have enough room on the side to extend the ramp and if someone parks too close or if there is no handicapped spot available you're in big trouble!

I'm really interested in finding out about financial help to get wheelchair vans....does anyone know about grants for such things?

Thanks,
JoAnn
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Post Edited (nasalady) : 6/27/2010 12:20:33 PM (GMT-6)


Gretchen1
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   Posted 6/27/2010 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
The MS society and the MS assoc. both help with things like this.
 
Gretchen  ~  diagnosed with MS July 2006
 
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.

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