Past Recipient : Teresa from Orlando, FL

Car Donation ProgramYour car donations made it possible for 1-800-Charity Cars to provide Teresa and her family, from Orlando, Florida, with a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis in 2008. At that time, Teresa’s baby girl was just seven months old and had already been through three surgeries, due to serious medical complications.

Her child was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which causes seizures and hydrocephalus (“water on the brain”); a condition which causes her to have an abnormal buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the cavities of her brain. This buildup is often caused by the prevention of proper fluid drainage in the brain. The fluid drainage can raise pressure inside the skull, which leads to compression of surrounding brain tissue, gradual enlargement of the head, convulsions and brain damage.

Car DonationTeresa lives seventy miles away from her hospital in Orlando, FL, which she has to visit every Friday for her daughter’s treatment plan and ongoing surgeries. The only form of transportation she had was an unreliable vehicle, which broke down regularly. The life of Teresa’s baby girl relied on whether she had access to dependable transportation.

Receiving a donated vehicle from 1-800-Charity Cars has changed Teresa’s life and allows for her to better care for her family. Teresa has expressed her gratitude and is appreciative of the donated vehicle she received, which now allows her to focus on the health of her child. There are still many more people in need of reliable transportation. Read the story of one of our car donation applicants.

You can help change the life of a family like Teresa’s by donating a used vehicle and providing them with the gift of reliable transportation. To learn more about donating a vehicle, read about the car donation process. Once you are ready to donate a car, you can use our simple online vehicle donation form at or call 1-800-242-7489. The end of the year is fast approaching, so make sure to take advantage of making a tax deductible donation while there is still time!