The Original 1-800-Charity Cars is a 501(C)(3) non-profit vehicle donation charity and the operators of www.freecharitycars.org. where people in need of reliable transportation nationwide can come to our vehicle distribution site where they are able to apply for a free charity car. We have individuals across the entire country from all walks of life that sign up on our site to apply for assistance with transportation daily.
Many of our applicants are dealing with various medical issues while awaiting a car donation. Breast cancer affects many men and women throughout the country. Today, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we would like to highlight some of our car donation applicants whose lives have been affected by Breast Cancer.
Margaret Chadwick (Bcancerfighter) from Tennessee, applied on 08/09/14
I’m a 39 year old mother of 4 and Grandmother of 2 amazing kids. I’m a single mother. I’m disabled and have been fighting with social security to get my disability back for 2 years now. I have a 13 year old son with learning and mental disabilities as well. I’m also battling triple negative breast cancer and praying February 2015 will be my last chemotherapy treatment. I have no vehicle and receive $65.00 a week child support for my 13 year old son. I feel like such a burden to everyone if I have to ask for a ride to get dropped off for chemo or to take my son to his doctor appointments. I have to have surgery on my spine but I can’t have anything done about my back until I’m completely done with chemo. If I were to somehow have a car donated for me and my child I would want to donate it back once my disability is approved and I could purchase a car on my own. My son showed me this website and said it wouldn’t hurt to try to get some sort of transportation help. I feel like I’m dying on days where I have to walk to and from my 3 hour treatments. I don’t need a new car, any car would be great no matter the age, color, damage or brand. We could use prayers as well. Thank you for letting me share my story here.
Brenda Witherington (aaoaaoaaoaao) from Illinois, applied on 01/21/14
I was diagnosed with terminal, Stage IV breast cancer that has spread to my spine. I don’t own a car and I live about 25 miles to the nearest cancer treatment center. So far I have been depending on family and friends to get to treatment but it is difficult for them since they work. My treatments can take up to 3 hours, so it is hard for them to get time off work to wait for me. I am on disability and my income is extremely low so it is hard for me to save up much to get a car. Due to my low income, I also can’t get an auto loan. I need to have treatments to stay alive. My son and my mother (who has advanced stage Parkinson’s) need me. I will eventually die from this disease but I need to stay alive as long as I can for them. The average life expectancy with this stage of disease is 30 months. However, many people have lived for 5 years with good treatment…some have even lived for 10 years. Missing treatments gives the cancer the best chance at progression to other organs. I am also a U.S. Army veteran. I joined when I was 18 and was honorably discharge after incurring an injury. I want to thank anyone in advance for helping to stay alive.
Steve Sanders (Steve Sanders) from Alabama, applied on 08/22/14
I came here to help my mom after she had a stroke. Then she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a breast removed. Then a lump was found on her other breast. About 9 months later soon after I was in an auto accident and the car was totaled, I was injured and partially disabled in the wreck and now have no way to get back and forth anywhere much less to doctors. We only have her SSI to live on and it’s below poverty level. Thank you to everyone who helps us.
John Lawton (JohnofGod) from Illinois, applied on 04/30/11
I have been taking care of my 80 year old Mom since 2007. Mom has a lot of medical problems more recently breast cancer. I live in a small town that has no buses, no access to trains, not even a cab service. My Mom has finished her last round of Chemotherapy from her breast cancer. Mom still has many Dr. appointments and now I myself have become sick and lost my job so I have no medical insurance and no income. Mom only gets $900.00 in SSI and her rent, lights, gas, takes all of that. Mom really needs my help getting around now. My Dad passed away in 1980 and Mom never remarried. I have no living grandparents. My car has gone out and I don’t know what I will do to get Mom and myself the help we need.
To learn about ways to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month and find more helpful resources, visit our article here. You can be a part of changing the life of any one of these people above, or countless others in need, by making a financial or vehicle donation to 1-800-Charity Cars. We accept vehicles nationwide, running or not, and provide free towing. All donations are tax deductible, and if we provide your vehicle to a family in need you can receive a full “fair market value” vehicle donation tax receipt. You can make a donation by calling us today at 1-800-242-7489, or you can fill out the online car donation form. If you do not have a vehicle to donate, you can help by making a monetary donation through PayPal or justgive.