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Chariots For ChildrenThrough our “Chariots for Children”, we provide special purpose vehicles used to help rescue children living in the streets and take children from shelters to/from school and after-school events or work. Including our 2013 van recipients, HCC has awarded 99 vans and 3 trucks and 1 car to 83 agencies and 13 individual families, at a cost of $2,551,368 over the past 17 years.

 

Kasey Bennett
Handicap Accessible Conversion
Kasey Bennett is an 11 year old boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Disease. This is a slowly progressive disease that deteriorates the muscles until they no longer work. Kasey is confined to a wheelchair and as he grows it will be more difficult to load him and the wheelchair into the van. Having a handicap accessible van would allow his mother the ability to transport Kasey without lifting him in and out of the families 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan.

Carlos A. Chavez
Handicap Accessible Van
Carlos A. Chavez is a 4 year old boy with Mitochondria Disorder. Mitochondrial diseases are categorized according to the organ systems affected and symptoms present. Carlos has generalized muscle weakness and global developmental delay, medically and developmentally fragile. The family has one car and it is constantly breaking down. A handicap accessible van would change their world. They would be able to get to the doctors, schools and other outings as a family.

Young Life Houston Central
12-passenger van
Young Life Houston Central is a non-profit campus youth ministry, working with inner-city and at-risk kids to provide guidance, direction, and hope with the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They were awarded a 12 passenger van making it possible for teens (11 – 18) to have transportation services to and from activities where they will receive guidance and help that they would not otherwise receive.

Diana Reyna
Handicap Accessible Van
Diana Reyna is a 10 year old girl with bone cancer who is also quadriplegic. Diana’s parents needed to carry her nearly everywhere, even sustaining their own injuries trying to do so. The new handicap accessible van will allow Diana an entirely new life as she will be able to go to the movies and grocery store which she could not do before.

 

 

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