Thank you everyone who voted and sent their thoughts and well wishes to Angie in the Wheelchair Van contest. We appreciate all your efforts and every single vote meant a great deal to us.
Unfortunately, we came up a little short. Angie ended the contest with 9,458…which was around the top 6.5% of voting results. She needed to be in the top 5% to make it to the semi-final round.
It is a little sad, but I am sure that the vans will be awarded to some great and deserving people. We are lucky that we have a van to be able to chauffer Angie around in for the time. We will continue to work saving for the hand-controls that she needs to be able to drive and hope that we can find a decent van to have them installed in once that time comes (the hand control equipment is very expensive and can’t be moved from one vehicle to another, so you don’t want to have it installed on a vehicle that will not last). We are trying to work out some future fundraisers to help with the cost.
I wanted to let everyone know how the contest turned out, but mostly I want to sincerely thank all of you who had voted and shown your support. Thank you so much! Even though we didn’t make it we feel very blessed by you all.
With sincere and heartfelt gratitude – THANK YOU!
Michael & Angie