WARREN, NJ - While the community has been "outstanding" in supporting Quaid Mobus, a 2010 Watchung Hills graduate, his family still is in need of a van equipped to carry a wheelchair.
Without a van, Mobus will be homebound.
The All School and Grade Level Councils at Watchung Hills are working together to raise funds for the purchase of a van.
The groups are in discussions with some car dealerships to see if the cost can be made more more manageable.
A fundraising letter reads in part, "To make it a little more competitive (and fun) for the student body, we have divided the van into various parts for purchase."
Each grade will be responsible for one piece of the van, with divisions as follows:
Freshmen: Wheels (tires and rims); sophomores: handicap lift and other modifications; juniors: vehicle body; and seniors: Engine
Any and all donations are welcome.
To donate to the Quaid Mobus fund, send a check made out to WHRHS to:
Watchung Hills Regional High School, Attn. Laura Goodson or Maureen Kelly, 108 Stirling Rd. Warren, NJ 07059
Note in the memo section which grade level should be credited for the donatiion.
To read the letter in its entirety or to see the interview with Quaid, go to: http://Www.whrhs.org
Who is Quaid Mobus and how can we help?
Mobus was badly injured in an ATV accident three months ago that left him with spinal damage requiring the use of a wheelchair as he continues work on his physical rehabilitation. He has been progressing steadily at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in East Orange.
Now Mobus, who turned 22 on Oct. 31, will be coming home to his Warren Township home in early January, already undergoing renovations with the help of donated funds and "helpful hands" to accommodate his needs, said family friend Carrie Isler.
Those funds have come from multiple fundraisers and donations. A gala fundraiser in late November drew more than 200 attendees, a fire department Spin 'n Win drew shoulder to shoulder crowds, and an initial cloud funding site that raised enough to install a lift in his family's Warren home.
On the Support Quaid Mobus Facebook page, Quaid's mom, Cindy Mobus, says," I really want to thank EVERYONE that donated through indigogo!! The amount donated was enough to put a lift in the house for Quaid! I love you all so much, and we are so blessed! Thank you and God bless!!"