16 Years Old
Sixteen-year-old Payton is a girl who loves to draw and create digital art. She is passionate about working with animals and being outdoors. Her love for animals and caring personality has sparked her interest, as she hopes to become a veterinarian.
Payton was diagnosed with congenital muscular dystrophy with rigid spine syndrome. Therefore, she is unable to walk and relies on a power wheelchair to move around. Her current vehicle for transportation no longer supports her power wheelchair, which prevents Payton from getting to therapy, doctors' appointments, and even family events. Payton needs a new van to allow her to socially thrive and pursue her dreams.
Though she is in pain every day, she perseveres with a positive attitude. Payton's determination is easily recognized by everyone she encounters, her mother even stating, "she is my hero". The gift of a new van will allow Payton to continue her education and get closer to practicing as a veterinarian.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE VAN- $7,500