I've never been into cars. I don't even remember what kind of vehicles other people drive, much less feel impressed by them.
But I'm kind of in love with this one.
As with the wheelchair, we had to wait until we were mentally and emotionally ready for a ramp van. However, the physical component sped up the process when my joints started falling apart from lifting Collin in and out of our old van.
So, we applied for a grant to cover the conversion (and got it!) and waited for the perfect used-but-new-to-us van to come along.
It's a game changer. I can get Collin and his wheelchair in the van and ready to go in about one minute. With no lifting. That means several things: much less wear and tear on my body, more chances to have outings just the two of us, and access to more places in the community.
Plus, not many kids get a new car for their first day of first grade. How's that for impressive?