D4D Donates Van to Family of Paralyzed 3-Year-Old
An emotional and heartwarming story on CBS depicted Devices 4 the Disabled’s donation of a van to the family of a 3-year-old boy paralyzed in a shooting earlier this summer. Not long ago, a very generous donor approached D4D with an offer to donate power chairs and other equipment, and a wheelchair-enabled 2005 Dodge Caravan.
Just the next day, CBS producer Wendy Widom asked if we knew of a van for the family of 3-year-old shooting victim Devon.
Bob Shea and our legal eagle Paul Goldman worked long and hard to recover the vehicle’s title (which had been lost) and transfer it.
D4D’s board member Joel Heifitz also contributed an Amazon Fire tablet for Devon.
The original donor deserves huge credit. This person is also dealing with serious illness, but wishes to remain anonymous. We are so glad to have helped the Devon’s young parents, Dominque and Desmond, who are reeling with their new situation and spending every day visiting him at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Now they’ll be able to drive to and from RIC instead of taking the CTA, and hopefully will drive Devon home in time for his fourth birthday.
As Bob often says (quoting author Dannion Manning): “There are no coincidences.”