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Welcome to this humble little blog, “New Ride for Miles.” It is the true story of a little boy named Miles who faces tremendous challenges every day. I know, because I am his mother. With a loving family, a wonderful extended care team, and pretty solid health insurance, we have been able to provide fairly well for Miles’ sometimes overwhelming needs. But suddenly he is six years old and weighs 45 pounds, and the cheapo conversion we did on a Honda Odyssey four years ago to accommodate his wheelchair is not working anymore. He practically hits his head every time he enters the van going up the ramp now. It’s scary! The cost of an adaptive van appropriate for his pediatric wheelchair, with an automated ramp, is very high, and neither insurance nor government funding is available to offset said cost for a disabled child. Thus we are rallying around and asking for the help of many to get Miles a new adaptive van as his Christmas 2011 gift. Bear with Momma Bear as I populate this blog with the necessary info and tools for making a donation; I promise to make it simple. “New Ride for Miles” is a big undertaking, but we are proud to honor our son, and to introduce him in a big way to his own community in the process. C’mon out, sweet Miles. It is time.

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Posted March 24, 2011 by Michelle in Uncategorized

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