Angela is a busy mother to four children, ages 10, 6 and two 3-year-olds. Her twins were born prematurely and have autism. Her transportation insecurity add stress to her already hectic schedule. To get to work,
Angela is a busy mother of four children, ages 10, 6 and two 3-year-olds. Her transportation insecurity adds stress to her already hectic schedule. To get to work, Angela either asks for a ride from her mother or takes an Uber. Transportation costs her around $100 weekly, an expense she can barely afford. Angela’s twins were born prematurely and diagnosed with autism, because of this the twins require developmental and behavioral therapy. They have doctor’s appointments three times a week, but they are often late or miss these appointments altogether. Angela has been turned away from some Ubers because they do not have car seats for her twins. She relies heavily on her family to help her perform every day errands. Her grandmother is nice enough to drive her to the grocery store, doctor’s appointments and anywhere she needs to go
This car award is life changing for Angela and her family. She will become independent and have more time to spend with her kids. Her older children will participate in after-school activities like football and cheerleading. But, most importantly, Angela’s twins will never have to miss a doctor’s appointment again. They will be able to get the proper care they need for their disability, and Angela will be able to use the money she was spending on transportation to better her children’s lives for years to come. She is excited to have fun, family outings with her kids. She plans to take them to the DC Zoo within the next month! You can read more recipient stories on our blog, here.