Karen Nettleton Mason City, IA 5,822 Votes
This is my friend Karen, she is an amazing independent person with a very awesome personality! She was born with Spina Biffida and lives on her own and supports herself by working at Walmart, she has been at Walmart 20 years. She is now looking to going back to school in the fall to see if she can make like better for herself and her puppy Homey. To get around Karen has to depend on the bus system, family and friends, she would love to learn how to drive and have the kind of freedom that most people take for granted. Taking the bus back and forth to work is difficult for Karen in the winter she gets stuck in her driveway trying to get to the bus and she has to go to work early because of the bus schedules just to make it to work on time. She has often been forgot about getting picked up by the bus at night and has had to find a way home. She also struggles with her wheelchair, it is constantly needing to be fixed and she cannot afford a new one. She gets home very late (10 pm) because of the bus system and then has to turn around and be back at work at 7-8 am. The customers that visit Walmart love to see Karen there and appreciate her smile. She is a great person to be around and loves to make people laugh. She is an inspiration to everyone because of her independence and her strong work ethic. She really needs this vehicle to get to work and school and just to have her own freedom to come and go as she pleases. Please vote for Karen!!