Family of disabled child competes for wheelchair accessible van

Zephyrhills, Florida - A Zephyrhills family whose adoptive child nearly drowned while on a trip to New York needs your help to win a wheelchair-accessible vehicle.

"They were able to bring her back by giving her shots in her heart, and at that point, they estimated she'd been without a heartbeat for 45 minutes," said mom Yvonne Clanton.

The family currently has an old minivan that does not have the necessary tools to transport nine-year-old Selah around town to doctor's appointments.

"We get her in the car seat, get her situated then we take out her wheelchair and put that in the back of the van, and then we get to where we're going ,and we have to know backward - take the wheelchair and put her in it," Clanton said.

The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association's "National Mobility Awareness Month" campaign has inspired the family with the hope of one day getting a vehicle compatible with Selah's needs.

It is giving away a fully equipped wheelchair accessible van.

Visitors to the website, can, vote for their "local hero" to receive the van free of charge.

Dozens of people from all over the country are competing in the campaign, which started this month, and runs through until National Mobility Awareness Month on May 9th.

As of Tuesday night, the Clanton family has collected more than 3,500 votes, but there are others who have collected much more, so they need your help to win the contest.

You can vote once my email per day-Click here to vote!


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