For families with children with disabilities, the seemingly simple task of getting around can be a daunting challenge. Day-to-day activities, like getting to therapy and medical appointments, are often overwhelming and require complex planning. The availability and cost of accessible vehicles can also be extremely prohibitive.
When the parents of Chaim, a young boy with multiple physical disabilities, mentioned the transportation difficulties they were experiencing to their longtime Chai Lifeline case manager Stacy Weiler, she immediately got to work. Mrs. Weiler reached out to Lakewood-based M&M Chesed Mobility who helped source a wheelchair-accessible van for the family from a top-rated dealership.
“This van has truly been life-changing for Chaim and his family,” said Mrs. Weiler. “We are grateful to M&M Chesed Mobility and look forward to working with them in the future to help Chai Lifeline families in need.”
“We are excited to partner with Chai Lifeline to help ease the burden of mobility for families living with disabilities,” said Rabbi Daniel Goodman, president of M&M Chesed Mobility. “Accessible transportation enables those who would otherwise be homebound to get to doctor appointments, treatments and therapy. It allows them to get to shul, simchas, Shabbosim with friends and family, and all the day-to-day activities we take for granted.”
Chai Lifeline is a leading children’s health support network providing social, practical, and financial assistance to children and families confronting illness, crisis, and loss. Learn more at www.chailifeline.org. M&M Chesed Mobility is devoted to providing vans for underprivileged special needs children, the elderly, and those with debilitating illnesses. Learn more at www.chesedmobility.org or email Director Rabbi Raphael Gelley at firstname.lastname@example.org.