DGF Donates $17,000 Wheelchair to Christine Kent at Mopar Car Show, March 3

March 3rd, 2013

Kent sustained a spinal cord injury during a brutal assault at her home

DAVIE, Fla. – The Darrell Gwynn Foundation, on behalf of its donors and supporters, donated a $17,000 custom wheelchair to Christine Kent of Fort Lauderdale at the Mopar Car Show & Swap Meet on Sunday, March 3 at Rob Lamdin’s University Dodge.  Proceeds from the sales of food and beverage at the event benefited the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s mission is to provide SUPPORT for people with paralysis and PREVENT spinal cord injuries.

“This restores my faith in humanity,” said a touched Christine Kent once in her new wheelchair donated by the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. “I’m just so grateful for the Darrell Gwynn Foundation that they are able to help people like me get the wheelchairs we need. We’re really lucky to have an organization like them in our community.”

Christine sustained a spinal cord injury as a result of a brutal assault at her home. The wheelchair her health insurance provided her was inadequate for her health and comfort needs. The new customized wheelchair provided by the Darrell Gwynn Foundation will give her the gift of mobility she needs to get back in the community as an advocate and volunteer.  Christine works with the Center for Independent Living of Broward, Women in Distress and the Oakland Park Police Department. She is also very active in her church, the Gracepoint Church in Oakland Park, Fla.

The wheelchair donation was made through the Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s national Wheelchair Donation Program. For more information on the Darrell Gwynn Foundation please visit www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org.


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