I’m so excited to tell you (especially you car enthusiasts who will be in town this weekend for the Ryan Diviney Festival) that a fully-equipped handicap accessible van will be donated to Ryan! This is from the same family who gave Ryan the shower chair and sling (and many other supplies).
I hope I get this story right. The intriguing story behind this van is it began its service in California, some 25 years ago (
I believe it’s a 1985 1984 model) and had just the one two owners. It was driven shipped to West Virginia when the parents (and owners) moved in with their daughter in 2002 so she could care for them. Sadly, they passed last year. I can only hope that, someway, they might know how much this helps us. We will be able to take him places more easily.
So, okay, no getting around it, it looks a bit dated even though it has a remarkably low 77,000 miles on it. But I have a plan for that and I hope someone might be able to help. I’d like to repair a few tiny areas of surface rust and repaint it.
Now, I just don’t want to do a typical paint job… I want to custom paint it. I’d like to make it about Ryan… classy. You know, maybe put the well-known “Ryan’s Rally: We Got This” and the website address on the sides. It would be another vehicle (pun intended) to keep Ryan relevant. Like everything, cost weighs heavily into the decision and I hope someone might give their services and supplies in exchange for advertising on the website and van itself.[poll id=”7″]
See previous poll answers here.
So, what do you think about customizing the van to draw attention to Ryan? Should I also put the mug shots of the thugs that did this to him on it? Am I silly for thinking this way?