Norristown Native's Fundraising Efforts Featured on Fox29
Joey CIntron's efforts to raise money for a wheelchair-accesible van for him and his mother are getting some regional attention.
Norristown resident Joey Cintron's fundraising efforts are gaining ground, with Cintron being featured on Fox29 this weekend.
Many Patch readers first learned about Cintron's story in an article posted in July, in which we outlined Cintron's plight and his efforts to raise $30,000 for a wheelchair van with a lift. He's been in a wheelchair for the last 30 years after an accident at a party in 1981 left him a C4-C5 quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down. Cintron lives with and is cared for by his 66-year-old mother.
"She has literally made me her life," Cintron says on his fundraising page. "She washes me, feeds me, and exercises me. You name it, my (single parent) mother does it."
Currently, for Cintron to travel, his mother and another helper must lift him out of his chair and place him into his mother's car. The van would allow for his aging mother to transport him without additional help.
Check out the Fox29 feature here and consider coming out to the next fundraiser – a fish fry this Saturday at 1506 Powell Street. Learn more about Joey Cintron and his fundraising campaign on his Facebook Fund page his personal Facebook page or his Twitter feed.