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Mandie Adams

Hamburg, AR

Entry Photo for Mandie Adams - Hamburg, AR

Hi, My name is Mandie Adams and my family and I live in Hamburg Arkansas. I am married to Brian Adams and have two beautiful children. Brandon Adams, my son, and Courtney Adams, my daughter. My son Brandon has Muscular Dystrophy. He was diagnosed at the age of seven. He began using a wheelchair at the age of 12. He has always depended on us and his family to help him get around because his arms get tired pushing for distances. He received a powerchair a couple of years ago to solve this problem but unfortunately with a powerchair comes the problem of hauling it, which we don’t have a handicapped vehicle so he doesn’t get to take it anywhere so he still depends on us to push him. He just graduated high school on May 20, 2016 and we rented a handicapped van so he would be able to go across the field independently, it was such an awesome sight to see him free and going by himself. It made us realize how bad we need a handicap van. Our hopes are that he’ll go to college next year and if he had this van it would make that such more possible. Thank you such for having a contest like this ,it will definitely help a much deserved person.