Grand opening kicked off with custom power wheelchair donation to 10- year-old Andres and a visit by Cole Swindell! May 21 – BAXLEY, Ga. – During grand opening ceremonies at the new Woody Folsom Automotive dealership, 10-year-old Andres Ramirez Garcia of Baxley, GA received his custom power wheelchair donated by the Woody Folsom Auto Group and the Darrell Gwynn Foundation – even Cole Swindell stopped by to join in the festivities. The brand new dealership is located in between Woody Folsom Ford and Woody Folsom Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. During February and March, Woody Folsom Auto Group and the Darrell Gwynn Foundation teamed up to support the local community by hosting its “You Buy a Ride, They Get a Ride” promotion. During the promotion, $20 for every vehicle purchased or leased was donated to the foundation’s Wheelchair Donation Program. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s mission has been to provide support for people with paralysis and prevent spinal cord injuries. Together with Woody Folsom Auto Group, the Darrell Gwynn foundation utilized funds raised to purchase Andres the power wheelchair that he desperately needs. Andres was born with Myasthenia Gravis, a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by varying degrees of muscular weakness and… Read More
The Darrell Gwynn Foundation began as a result of a catastrophic accident that occurred in 1990. Darrell Gwynn, a world class top fuel drag racer, was tragically injured during an exhibition run. Despite his significant injuries, Darrell’s indomitable spirit persevered, and with the support of his wife, family and friends, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation was established.
As you know, The Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s mission is to provide support for people with paralysis and prevent spinal cord injuries. Due to the support of many, among other things, the Foundation has donated over 300 wheelchairs to those living with paralysis and spinal cord injuries, and has donated over $1.5 million dollars through its Patient Assistance Fund to support individuals living with paralysis.
But as the old saying goes, “all good things must come to an end.” Therefore, we are no longer accepting applications for our Wheelchair Donation Program and can no longer accept any donations. Darrell is joining The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Many of our programs and efforts will continue there under the Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter. For more information, please visit www.thebuonicontifund.com.
As the Darrell Gwynn Foundation winds down, please be assured that any remaining proceeds will be donated to various charities with goals similar to that of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation.
Continue on to The Darrell Gwynn Foundation Website