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Katherine Blake

Smithers, WV

Entry Photo for Katherine Blake - Smithers, WV

This is my daughter Jessica. She is 17 years old. She is wheelchair bound. She can’t walk or talk. Right now I have a van and have to take her out of her wheelchair every time we go out. She is getting heavy for me. I have to lift the wheelchair into the van after I put her in her car seat. I have back problems so when we go out it is getting hard to lift her in and out of the car 3 and 4 times. It would be great if we could get a wheelchair van. We do not have the money to buy one, even a used one is way out of our affordability. My husband is an over the road truck driver so I am her total caregiver most of the time.