November 5, 2011

Wheelchair Accessible Van!

This week we purchased a previously owned wheel chair accessible van. It is a modified 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan with a lowered floor and manually operated ramp. There are rails in the floor where the wheel chair can be securely strapped to. The van seats 5, with lots of space for the wheelchair and extra storage space for luggage and groceries. It is in “mint” condition. I was actually secretly hoping for a two seater sports car in British racing green or red, but we couldn’t seem to find one with a built-in wheelchair ramp. Oh well, so we settled for the van.

John Maas, from Grand River Auto in Lynden, imported the van for us from the USA. Working together with Dan Vandenburg, a deacon from our church, they took care of all the paperwork and delivered it right to our driveway, clean and shiny. John Maas is a lifetime friend of our family, going way back to elementary school days at Timothy Christian School in Toronto. Thank-you John and Dan for all of the time and self-denying effort you expended on our behalf. I know it came from the love of your heart.

1 comment:

  1. That is wonderful! Imagine having a two seater, you could never take your grandchildren along :(
    Of course you could always paint the van red or a British racing green :)

    Mary VanDoodewaard