Happy fall! We’re looking forward to a new season of helping brave kiddos get to their life-saving appointments. Our founder, Jeri, returned to Transporting the Brave last month, and could not have been happier to see the smiles on the faces of the brave kiddos she had missed so much during her recovery. We are so grateful to our volunteer drivers, as well as our many donors, who continue to keep us on the road. Thank you!
From Our Founder
I want to thank everyone for all the kind words of support after my breast cancer diagnosis. I had a unilateral mastectomy last month, and I’m still healing. I’m not yet able to drive long distances, and I miss our brave kiddos very much! I am so grateful for the volunteer drivers who have kept us on the road and continue to do so until I’m able to return to my passion of Transporting the Brave. Last month, we drove 677 miles, with most of those covered by volunteers. Thank you again to everyone who has helped transport kids or offered support in this last month. ~ Jeri [Read more…]
First, we want to thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer driver with Daniel’s Care Van. Our brave riders and their families depend on us to get to their life-saving appointments, and it’s an honor for us to serve each and every one of them.
Second, thank you for your support of our founder, Jeri Jones, as she faces her own treatment for breast cancer. Her surgery is scheduled for Tuesday, August 15. Although we don’t know exactly what to expect in terms of recovery, right now we’re trying to get coverage for kiddos from August 7th through September 1st.
That’s where you come in! Sometimes, we know our riders’ appointments ahead of time, and sometimes we don’t. Because the business of treatment for our brave kiddos can be very unpredictable, we’re setting up an “on call” system for our team of volunteer drivers. We do not drive kids every day, but to support our mission, we need to be prepared to drive kids every day. To that end, we’re looking to you all to sign up for full days where you will be the designated on-call driver.
What a whirlwind the month of July was for us here at at Daniel’s Care Van. On July 8th, we had a very successful First Annual Kickball Tournament. The love shown for our mission was truly overwhelming and we are extremely grateful to everyone who participated, donated, and helped us make it a success. More recently, we were taken in a completely different direction with the news that our founder is facing treatment for breast cancer. We have been again overwhelmed by support from our DCV community, and we can’t thank you all enough.
In the midst of it all, last month we drove 1,031 miles, with 249 of those driven by volunteer drivers. We couldn’t help our brave riders without your support — thank you for helping to keep us on the road Transporting the Brave. [Read more…]
We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who participated in our first annual Kickball Tournament and Family Fun Carnival. Because of the support of our sponsors, participants, and donors, the event was a great success. We exceeded our fundraising goal by over $1,000! We want to thank each and every one of you for your support – you truly are Transporting the Brave. We hope to see you again next year!