National Mobility Awareness Month Partners:

Debbie Azak

Gitwinksihlkw, BC

Entry Photo for Debbie Azak - Gitwinksihlkw, BC

My mother is 81 yrs old and she was in a car accident 4 yrs ago. She broke every bone in her body except her neck. For 2 yrs I was the primary caregiver for her, the road to a somewhat recovery was a mental, emotional, heartbreaking struggle. She settled out with ICBC and gave all 8 of her children $10,000 but I was given $35,000.00 to buy a car. Although I could have bought a fancy one I chose a Dodge caravan stow and go, because I am the only one in the family who takes my parents places, and I love how the seats fold. She always has front seat and the seat behind her is always folded down as I lift her wheelchair in and is a struggle as I am pushing 60 this year. I not only take her out I also take my husbands Uncle Jerry around too, he suffered a heart attack and is paralyzed and also in a wheelchair. We live on a reserve and the nearest town is Terrace BC which is 1 and 1/2 hr drive. My prayers are that you would consider me for this van, and I hope this is not a gimmick. But thank you for your time and consideration.