Jumping in the car and driving around is something many of us take for granted. That’s not the case for Bonnie Bieganski.
Bieganski is in need of a new, or newer used, accessible van to maintain her independence for work and other travels.
After about eight years of good service, her current van is aging and is in need of costly repairs.
Bieganski was born with the genetic condition Larsen syndrome, which means she does not have adequate cartilage to support her spine and major joints. At 12 years of age, her condition caused paralysis and required her to use a ventilator full time.
To help with her purchase, Bieganski is holding a fundraiser at Anavets Assiniboia unit #283 at 3584 Portage Ave. on Oct. 24 at 8 p.m.
There will be a cash bar, food and prizes. Tickets are $15 and the band Arlington United will perform. There will also be a silent auction, a 50/50 draw and a chance to win a 50″ TV.
I recently interviewed Bonnie Bieganski about this upcoming event she is hosting to help keep her on the move:
This story first aired on the CKUW 95.9 FM program People of Interest.