As I travel across north America in the Big Banana Car it never ceases to amaze me how wonderful and generous people are.
If I can pay a little back I certainly feel honored to do so.
When the banana car was first on the road I raised money for DVT awareness. DVT is Deep Vein Thrombosis and is a blood clot that can be deadly. I had never heard of it until it claimed the life of my mother.
We raised over $4000 which went directly to the Vascular Disease Foundation.
My plan now is to find children with a medical issue but have little or no insurance and spend a day giving rides and have the proceeds go directly to them.
I post where I'll be giving rides on Facebook: BigBananaCar
If you would like to donate the links are included below.
Hailie has Cystic Fibrosis and is about to turn 18 which means she will no longer be insured.
Well done Wickenburg. In just a few short hours and with very little notice you raised over $470
Robert has been diagnosed with skin cancer. He turned 5 in October 2019.
This is a lot for not only him but his family as well because they have to travel back and forth from Sierra Vista Az to Phoenix every month.
Well done everyone who rode in the banana car. Because of you we were able to raise over $1040
Donate to Robert here:
At just 4 years old (July 2018) Zymyrah was diagnosed with Wilm's Tumor.
She lives in Hatch and has to travel to Albuquerque for treatment but her mum is having a hard time paying for it all.
A huge thank you to everyone who rode in the banana car. You raised over $1000
Donate to Zymyrah here: carelascruces.org
If it's possible for me to help someone I will.
I can't help everyone of course but I'll do my best.
These are my requirements:
It must be a child with a medical concern.
They must have little or no health insurance.
They will need to host me for about a week.
It must be fairly close to my current location (Follow on Facebook)
I will need a suitable location to give rides from. Maybe an icecream parlour with a large parking lot.
In return I will:
Spend the entire Saturday giving rides and have the money go directly to their fundraiser.
Take them and their friends for rides.
(Hopefully) Get a little bit of media coverage.
Please understand that I fund my travels by giving banana car rides. I would therefore gives rides for 4 or 5 days at a location in your town but all the money raised on the Saturday would go directly to your fundraiser.
I just ask that my gasoline is covered.
If you know of someone I could help please drop me a line below.
© Steve Braithwaite 2020