- Verona Police Blotter: April 22-29Posted 2 days ago
- Verona Police Blotter: April 15-22Posted 1 week ago
- Bear Spotted Near ClaridgePosted 2 weeks ago
- Verona Police Save A Life–In Verona, ItalyPosted 2 weeks ago
- What You Need To Know About The 2016 Town BudgetPosted 3 weeks ago
- $500 Reward For Field VandalsPosted 3 weeks ago
- Verona Police Blotter: April 1-8Posted 3 weeks ago
- Mount Prospect ClosedPosted 3 weeks ago
- Big Lottery Winner At 7-ElevenPosted 3 weeks ago
- How To Help The Montclair Animal Shelter After The FirePosted 1 month ago
Chesney Seeks Community Support For Van Fund
The van costs $50,000, but Chesney has saved money for half the cost. Ever the deadline-driven guy, he gave himself 12 days to raise the remaining $25,000 through GoFundMe, which allows supporters to make donations via the Internet. All monies raised go to Chesney, and as of this morning, he was $5,045 closer to his goal thanks to 30 donations.
Here’s how he explained the need for a van to replace his car:
“…The process of driving for any person with a disability like mine is more complicated than for the average person. The process entails transferring to the car, disassembling the wheelchair, placing it beside me, and then reversing these actions upon arriving at my destination. While this routine has enabled me to drive myself to and from work and to take my kids to school, on family vacations, to doctor’s appointments, haircuts… even to drive my wife to the hospital twice when she went into labor — it has also caused significant wear and tear on my body.
This year, I turned 44 years old; I have lived life with a disability for nearly 29 years. Health issues have forced me to re-examine many things in my day-to-day activities, including my means of transportation. As a result, I must reduce the number of transfers that I do in and out of the car in order to protect my hands, arms, shoulders and back. The minivan would facilitate easier transfers due to a retractable lift. The vehicle is also spacious enough for me to relieve pressure to my bottom, which is extremely valuable since I spend most of my day in a seated position.”
Supporters can give whatever they like, and make donations anonymously or under their own name. For those who can donate $600 or more, Chesney is offering several sessions of his life coaching skills as a thank you. You can access the GoFundMe campaign here.
Get News Updates By Email
Girl Scouts Fight Hunger
Members of Verona Girl Scout Troop 20549, as part...
- Posted 16 hours ago
Rampolla Retirement Reception Planned
The Brookdale Avenue Elementary School SCA is hosting a...
- Posted 17 hours ago
VHS Girls Lax Scores Upset, Heads To Championship
The Nutley High School field will be the place...
- Posted 18 hours ago
Where In Verona Is It? Week 52
This is it folks: The last week of MyVeronaNJ.com’s...
- Posted 5 years ago
Where In Verona Is It? Week 22
Naughty? Nice? We’re not going to be judgmental. We’re...
- Posted 5 years ago
PSEG: Here’s Verona Outage Map
With the millions of homes without power around New...
- Posted 4 years ago