Local single mother of four special needs children presented with keys to a restored vehicle
–Last week, a local single mother of four was presented with keys to a newly restored vehicle large enough to safely fit four car seats. Lilliana Anderson will receive keys to a 2014 Toyota Sienna from Caliber Collision as part of a national community service program to repair and donate vehicles to individuals in need of reliable transportation.
Unable to afford a new car, if she had to go anywhere with all four children, Lilliana had no choice but to somehow manage four car seats in her only vehicle, a 2010 Ford Fusion. Reliable transportation is critical as she juggles frequent medical appointments for her four children, often traveling to Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Madera to see specialists.
Her oldest son, 6, is autistic and requires therapy four times a week. Her two-year-old twins defied odds of survival when they were born prematurely at only 25 weeks but still face a multitude of medical challenges. The youngest baby is still going through tests to determine the cause of her medical issues.
Despite the more than full-time effort to care for her children Lilliana also manages to take classes towards her goal of a degree in business administration, knowing this will be the key to providing a brighter future for her family.
“We admire Lilliana’s strength and devotion to the care of her children,” said Sean Harlan, Regional Director at Caliber Collision. “Our purpose at Caliber is to restore the rhythm of life for those in the communities we serve, and we hope this car donation will lift the burden of transportation for Lilliana.”
The car donation by Caliber Collision and GEICO is part of the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides program. Over the past seven years, Caliber Collision has teamed up with its industry partners to repair and donate more than 350 cars valued at over $4 million.
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