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  • Victoria’s Victory Foundation plays Santa to deliver the gift of hope in N.H. with a handicap accessible van

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    December 24, 2018
    Victoria’s Victory Foundation plays Santa to deliver the gift of hope in N.H. with a handicap accessible van.
     
    Exeter, NH – Friday December 21, 2018.
     
    Victoria’s Victory Foundation delivered a special Christmas gift this holiday season by surprising a young man in Groveton, NH with a handicap accessible van. 
     
    This amazing gift was made possible by many people working together to help others.  
    The journey began when a young man with a spinal cord injury, Rob K. was no longer going to need his handicap accessible van.  Rob and his Aunt Dianne decided rather than sell the van, they wanted to pay it forward by donating it so that someone else could benefit from the use of the van.
    Meanwhile, the uncle of a young man who is a quadriplegic as a result of a car accident, applied to VVF for a Victory Scholarship.  Knowing that his nephew Sage was not getting out of the house due to limitations on transportation, he wanted to offer him the opportunity to have the freedom to leave his home, attend more training & recovery sessions and be a part of his community.
    Upon receiving the donation of a van, Victoria’s Victory Foundation worked with Mobility Works in Londonderry NH, to retrofit the van to fit the needs of the young man in his wheelchair.
     
    On Tuesday December nineteenth, Victoria Arlen dressed as an elf, the crew from Victoria’s Victory Foundation and Mobility Works, the uncle and a friend all donning Santa hats, set out on the two and half hour journey north of the VVF offices to surprise the family with the van.  More than just the grant of transportation, this Victory Scholarship provides freedom, accessibility to services and hope.
     
    Sage told Victoria’s Victory Foundation and Victoria Arlen that this gift has made him the happiest person alive and he is truly appreciative.
     
    Victoria’s Victory Foundation, a non-profit 501 c3 created in 2017, developed the Victory Scholarship program because their founder knows first hand that when struck with a disability there is no manual to guide a family to the resources they need.  Insurance is limited in what they will cover for a person with a mobility challenge or special needs.  
    A person with a mobility challenge or special need can often experience isolation and depression due to their lack of ability to be a part of a community.  VVF is here to help change that and to ensure that they are providing services that assist with both the physical and mental well being of people with mobility challenges and special needs.
    The Victory Scholarship program is dependent on the generosity of the sponsors, donors and grants.  Donations are used to help fulfill grants for assistance with training & recovery sessions, wheelchairs, home & vehicle adaptations, nursing services and more.  
     
    To learn more about the foundation or make a tax deductible donation visit victoriasvictory.org.
                                                                                           
    Contact Information:
    Susan Stover, Executive Director   - 617.918.7979  -  victoriasvictory.org
     
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    Susan Stover / Executive Director
    Victoria's Victory Foundation
    Contact:
    Susan Stover
    617-918-7979