Woman gets handicapped accessible van for son with help From VMI, and church
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) –A hospice nurse is getting a wheelchair accessible van to help her care for her son who lives with cerebral palsy. Bobbie Mobley had been lifting her 18-year old son, Kahlil Higgins, and his wheelchair, in and out of her SUV every time they drove to the doctor, church or the park. But when her vehicle started to fail, a visit to Superior Van & Mobility in Lexington changed everything.
While looking at accessible minivans, Mobley entered the “Take It For A Spin Sweepstake” for a chance to win $12,000 towards a new van from Vantage Mobility International, a manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles. Last month, Superior Van & Mobility of Lexington called to tell her she won – but she came up a little short.
That’s when Pastor Richard Gaines of the Consolidated Baptist Church in Lexington stepped in. While Bobbie was singing in the choir, Pastor Gaines announced an unidentified church member needed help. It only took a few hours for the congregation to raise the $5,140 Bobbie needed for a 2017 Dodge minivan.
Bobbie wants to come forward to thank her church, Superior Van and VMI at a formal van delivery ceremony on September 17 at 2:30pm at Superior Van & Mobility located at 1180 E. New Circle Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40505.