Past Recipient: Milton from IL

Car Donation Recipient Milton 1Milton, from Illinois, is a hardworking Army veteran and dedicated family man. He is a great role model for his 13 grandchildren, one of whom Milton raises and has legal custody of and several others of whom he is a father figure for.

In 2000, Milton’s life was turned upside-down financially and medically, due to an explosion on a construction jobsite where he was working at the time. This incident caused the progressive deterioration of discs in his back, nerve damage, and resulted in high blood pressure. He now uses a walker to get around.

Some years later, in 2007, Milton’s son unfortunately passed away from congestive heart failure. Milton, too, was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2009 and now has a pacemaker. Despite all of these family, medical, and financial issues, Milton still manages to keep a positive outlook on life and remain a great influence and role model for his grandchildren.

Car Donation Recipient Milton 2In November 2013, Milton became a car donation recipient and received a 2005 Dodge Neon through our charity affiliate program. With this vehicle, Milton now has the security of dependable transportation to get to and from doctor appointments and focus on improving his health. He can now continue to be an integral part of his grandchildren’s lives and can offer his help whenever they need him.

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