Let’s get some specialized wheels for Oraine!
From David Burman
Dear friend and business partner:
As you know, on the morning of October 11, 2016, Oraine Williams was on his way to work and was involved in a highway -speed broadside collision with a tractor trailer which left him severely injured and lacking the mobility we all enjoy every day. Oraine spent the first few months in critical care and rehabilitation and after some setbacks, arrived home just about 60 days ago. He has been working his way back into the day-to-day affairs of his community and you may have already had interactions with him during his recovery.
But other than the trips to rehab and doctor appointments, which are criminally expensive and unreliable, Oraine is virtually trapped at home. He cannot get to see his kids sporting events and activities, work, or even just go see a movie. We believe it is vital to get Oraine back into a life that is as normal as possible.
Vans outfitted to accommodate his limitations have special ramps, drive controls, and other specialized equipment. We have consulted with several auto industry professionals who have all agreed that minivans (specifically Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna) make the best platforms and VMI Conversions in Phoenix produces the best and most reliable conversion vans. Brand new these conversion vans cost upwards of $85,000 depending on equipment. The good news is that we have located, locally, a very low mileage (16k) 2015 Toyota Sienna already outfitted with the VMI conversion for $47,000. Our fundraising target is $50,000 to cover tax (the conversion portion of the purchase is not taxable), tag, and the minor equipment additions that may be necessary. First let me relay a special story to you about Oraine.
As a young boy in Queens NY, Oraine arrived home one day to learn his sister had been violently assaulted while waiting to get home after school. A short time later, Oraine and his family relocated to Florida and Oraine attended nearby Poinciana High School. By all accounts and you might imagine, Oraine was very popular among his classmates. He started to notice a younger female classmate waiting after school alone to get picked up. Recalling the fear of what happened to his sister years earlier, and even though he really did not know her well, Oraine spent every afternoon that year standing with this younger classmate. He was protecting her. We never knew about this story until recently when that younger classmate, who remains close with Oraine to this day, relayed this moving story to us.
Several corporate partners with Reunion have started the effort but we need your help again to make this a reality as fast as possible. Many of you have made donations in the past and words cannot express how much they have helped Oraine and his family deal with the many bills and challenges that accompany an accident like this. It has been a most heartwarming thing to witness.
If you are able, please send a check made payable to “Aegis CMS-OW Van Fund“ to help make this goal a reality.
You can send your donation c/o Aegis, 8390 Championsgate Blvd Suite 304, Championsgate FL 33896. The van is sitting on a lot for sale. We have placed a deposit and the dealer has agreed to hold it for 30 days. Please consider making a donation today to this very worthy cause and this deserving family.
Thank you again for your wonderful gift.
David L Burman, AMS® PCAM®
Aegis Community Management Solutions, Inc.
8390 Championsgate Blvd Suite 304
Championsgate Florida 33896
ofc: 863-256-5052 x226