July 30, 2014 8:14 am

Saskatoon family receives new wheelchair accessible van


Watch above: Superstore employees raise money for wheelchair accessible van for family

SASKATOON – A Saskatoon family received more than just a new set of wheels, they got a new lease on life.

A single mother of two, Sheri Webb, has been limited from getting from point A to B; her son Kirk, 15, has a severe seizure disorder, which at times happens 200 times a day.

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“It’s called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) and it’s a drug resistant seizure disorder so he’s on drugs, he’s on a ketogenic diet with the medical team to try and control the seizures,” said Webb.

Kirk was diagnosed when he was six-months-old. Getting older, transporting him around has become more challenging but that all changed on Tuesday.

“I don’t even know what words to say other than I have tears of joy,” said Webb.

Superstore on 8th Street teamed up with President’s Choice Children’s Charity to donate $20,000, helping fund the family’s new wheelchair accessible van.

“Just being able to be apart of it and actually seeing where our customers and colleagues efforts and generosity goes to see the actual people and how it affects them, really something special,” said Dennis Wieffering, 8th Street Superstore manager.

“We get to have some ease in our life now because it’s a lot of work pushing and moving and hauling him around to get to places so our quality of life has substantially gone down, so now we can get our quality of life back,” said Webb.

Sheri hasn’t been able to take Kirk to the family farm near Wynyard, Sask. for over a year. Their first trip with the new van will be to there.

“I’m very grateful, to see it and have it,” said Webb.

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