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Church, Sweepstakes Helps Family Purchase Wheelchair Accessible Van

Posted at 5:26 AM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 06:39:57-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– After years of serving the Lexington community, a hospice nurse is getting a wheelchair accessible van to help care for her son who lives with cerebral palsy.

Bobbie Mobley has been lifting her 18-year-old son, along with his wheelchair, in and out of her SUV everytime they go to the doctor, church, or the park.

When her van started to fail, Bobbie entered a sweepstakes to win $12,000 towards a new one. She won, but needed about $5,100 more to get the van. That’s when her pastor stepped in asking her church for donations.

They raised the money for Bobbie to afford a 2017 Dodge minivan.

“Now we’re able to go and do a lot more things than we were before because I don’t have to worry about I’m going to have to lift him, I’m going to have to lift his chair. Now I just roll him in, roll him out, we’re there.”

Bobbie says her life and her son’s are forever changed.