Angel and Maya
As they waited for the ambulance to arrive Angel and his wife knew they had to get a new car. At six years old, Maya was getting too big to life in and out of their car and this time her feeding tube got tangled in the seatbelt strap and was ripped out. “She was so brave though. She’s a tough girl,” Angel says remembering the terrifying moment.
Maya was born with cerebral palsy and when she was two years old she had a seizure that left her paralyzed below her neck. Her family cherishes her, saying she loves to laugh. As she grows older her assistive technology needs change too. After having difficulty finding financing for a new van because of sparse credit history, Angel was relived to find that the Northwest Access Fund was willing to take a chance on him. The Northwest Access Fund loan allowed them to purchase a modified van that will safely transport Maya and her wheelchair. This is all about Maya,” he says with a smile, “this car is for Maya.”