Van Contest - Results

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Thank you everyone who voted and sent their thoughts and well wishes to me 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. I ended the contest with 9,458…which was around the top 6.5% of voting results. I needed to be in the top 5% to make it to the semi-final round.

It's 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 ramp van, so that family members/friends are able to chauffeur me around in at this time. We will continue to work on saving for the hand-controls that I needs to be able to drive independently, 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 also 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 win a van, we feel very blessed by each of you.

With Sincere and Heartfelt Gratitude – THANK YOU!

Angie Plager & Family