Seven months ago I said there was no way we could raise money for an accessible van, and I’m a glass half full person. Now here I am, encouraged by the many hands involved and the incredible sacrifices being made on our behalf. This is a community victory. Ours is a story about people stepping outside themselves and getting involved in each other’s lives. It’s about building relationships and inspiring hope.
Here’s where we stand: We finally found an appropriate van for Aidan. The above isn’t the exact van but it’s that make and color. Thank you to Key Auto in Somersworth for donating their time to check it out. The dealership has generously agreed to hold onto the van while we finish our fundraising. We are just $5,000 away. I would have thought that was impossible to raise, except for the reality of the last few months. I don’t know how it will unfold, but I’m excited to tell the end of this story. Spoiler alert: it’ll be a happy one.