Now through his journey with Soul, he has a place to stay, he has a family at Soul and he’s about to volunteer 1 day a week here while still putting his life back together.
Ben said “Our car has been a workhorse for us and we knew someone would get far greater value out of receiving it, compared to trading it in – for a limited benefit for ourselves. If we can help relieve the stress of not being mobile (or having a vehicle always breaking down) while juggling work, school and family, by donating our car, we consider that a huge win.”
We couldn’t think of anyone who could benefit more from a car than our guest Troy. Last year Troy was in a serious incident which sees him visiting the John Hunter Hospital for spinal treatment three days a week for at least the next 4 months. For the last 9 months, Troy has been relying on the ever-changing and sometimes unreliable public transport timetable. Usually catching 2-3 buses one way just to get to appointments, visit family, come to Soul and having to shop every two days as he can only manage 1-2 shopping bags as he’s limited by the bus and having to walk full time with a cane.
We surprised Troy with Ben’s second-hand car which Troy describes as “life-changing.” He said he couldn’t take the smile off his face and struggled to sign the rego papers as he couldn’t stop shaking out of excitement.
Troy says having a car will allow him so many freedoms that will make life so much easier. Troy says all he needs to do now is make a driving playlist! Thank you Ben for this life-changing gift. Troy can’t wait to hit the road over the weekend and enjoy all the little luxuries that come with being a driver!