GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – A group of strangers touched by the story of two paralyzed brothers has given them a customized minivan.
Twenty-six-year-old Matthew and 24-year-old Adam Chaffee, who were paralyzed in two separate accidents, received the $80,000 vehicle Monday from a Grand Rapids-area couple, a Grand Haven man and pastors in East Jordan reports The Kalamazoo Gazette.
The group worked with Grand Rapids-based Clock Mobility, a company that specializes in handicapped-accessible vans, to create the vehicle for the brothers’ needs.
Matt became a paraplegic after a November 2014 motorcycle crash. Adam was living with and taking care of his brother in Kalamazoo when he became injured in a lake accident in July 2015. He is now a quadriplegic.
In the time since Adam’s accident the online fundraising has grown to $93,160 of $100,000 goal in an effort to pay medical bills and some living expenses.
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