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Help Lily Garland Get the Wheelchair Van She Needs

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Elizabeth Wallace Front Royal, VA

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Nearly 7 years ago, Danny and Laura Garland welcomed their fifth child, Lily, into the world. Due to a traumatic birth injury, Lily has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and seizures. As a result of her condition, Lily requires physical help for all daily activities. 

Danny and Laura have generously, faithfully, lovingly and tirelessly given of themselves to Lily and their 5 other beautiful children. Lily’s beautiful smile and sounds of joy, especially upon seeing her parents and siblings, bring a special grace to those who know her.  The Garlands have been an inspiration to their community with their selfless, uncomplaining, constant care.

Now it is our turn to help! Lily is nearly 7 years old, 45 lbs. and a growing girl. She is becoming too tall and large for Laura (who is 4’11”!) to carry and lift in and out of their van. Lily can no longer be adequately supported in a car seat; she needs to be in her own supportive wheelchair in the van. The answer is a 15 passenger wheelchair van, so Lily can be safely brought with her whole family in one vehicle. 

Time is of the essence to raise money for at least a down payment for a wheelchair van. The transmission of the Garlands’ current van is shot. Danny has just begun a new job as a Catholic high school teacher in Charlotte, NC. 

If we can quickly raise money for a down payment, the Garlands won’t have to needlessly spend extra money fixing their current van, which cannot provide for Lily’s needs. 

There are some requirements that must be met for a van to be converted. First, it needs to have fewer than 40k miles. For a family of their size, the Garlands would need a 15 passenger Transit XLT with a high or mid roof. A van of this size, used, averages at $45k. A new van would be over $60k. The Garlands need our help to be able to raise a down payment, so they can afford the monthly payment. 

Danny and Laura have cared for Lily with so much grace and love. Please join me in helping them carry this cross of needing a wheelchair van. Any little bit you can give, especially during these difficult times, is greatly appreciated. May the Good Lord reward and bless you! 


2020-08-23 21:37:38

God bless!

Mary Gentempo

2020-08-23 22:53:53

My prayers are for your whole family. May God bless all of you.


2020-08-24 03:27:00

God loves Lily, let us show our love also.

Sue (Roche) Guilfoyle

2020-08-24 13:56:40

I'm a friend/co-worker of Robin. I hope you raise the funds you need.

Brendan and Susan McGuire

2020-08-24 15:29:50

God bless you!

Luke & Katie Murray

2020-08-24 16:37:22

We miss you guys!

Erin St Onge

2020-08-24 21:17:32

Thank you for sharing this sweet story. I hope you are able to achieve the goal you need for a down payment.

John and Kristen Kincaid

2020-08-24 21:19:36

We love you guys! We are praying for God to continue to provide for your sweet Lily!

Auntie Cheryl

2020-08-24 23:12:42

Together we can! ?❤

Former Student of Dr. Garland

2020-08-25 00:56:50

Praying for you all as well!


2020-08-25 11:37:36

God Bless your family❤️


2020-08-25 12:59:57

Praying for you guys!

Beth O'Connor and family

2020-08-25 14:08:08

Continued prayers for you all!

Michael & Donna Wallace

2020-08-25 14:30:42

She is such a precious child~ God bless! Michael & Donna Wallace


2020-08-25 17:45:34

God bless your beautiful family!


2020-08-26 00:54:12

From old friends, what a joy it was to spend a year near Lily.


2020-08-26 01:41:20



2020-08-26 02:09:56

God Bless your family and your generous hearts. May Lily be a light to the world and show us all God's face. You are an inspiration to us all.

Peter and Teresa Lesniewski

2020-08-26 02:45:16

Praying for you guys!

Your cousin Tara and family

2020-08-26 10:04:19

We love you!

Tricia Walsh

2020-08-26 14:10:54

God Bless!


2020-08-26 20:35:00

Tom Brady isn't a Jerk, he just ain't that great.


2020-08-26 23:15:18

Best of luck to you and your family Laura!

John and Tresa Clarke

2020-08-27 13:49:05

May God bless your family. Love, Tresa and John


2020-08-27 19:55:09

May God bless your family abundantly! 💜🙏🏻


2020-08-28 01:48:48

God bless you all!

Melinda Wells

2020-08-28 18:54:07

May God continue to bless you and your family.


2020-08-28 19:02:58

God bless you all! May God provide the funds you need

Clara C

2020-08-28 19:51:56

Praying you are able to get the accessible van soon.

The Royers

2020-08-28 20:54:21

We love you Garlands

Rebecca Hill

2020-08-29 01:14:03

In memory of Courtney Lenaburg


2020-08-29 13:08:33

God bless you, Lily and family!


2020-08-29 13:14:39

Many Prayers for this family!


2020-08-29 13:18:41

May God richly bless you!


2020-08-29 13:22:03

May God meet all your needs above and beyond all that you could ask or think.


2020-08-29 13:30:20

God bless you all ❤️


2020-08-29 13:49:40

God bless you all!

Teyra S.

2020-08-29 14:02:59

Praying you can soon have proper transportation for your baby girl and the whole family.

Elizabeth Fetcho

2020-08-29 15:52:08

God bless your family


2020-08-29 16:12:55

God bless your beautiful family!


2020-08-29 16:22:29

Praying that Divine Providence remains always with you.


2020-08-29 18:18:55

Thank you for the privilege!


2020-08-29 19:30:57

God bless you Danny.


2020-08-29 19:50:28

You have a good friend in Emily. God bless you all.


2020-08-29 20:48:07

God bless you.


2020-08-29 22:18:00

Praying that God helps you meet your goal. Lily is beautiful!


2020-08-30 00:22:18

God bless!

Sandy and Wendell Sasser

2020-08-30 01:01:39

God Bless


2020-08-30 01:24:46

Best Wishes!

Sarah & family

2020-08-30 01:38:36

May God continue to bless your family.

Manuel & Carmen Garmilla

2020-08-30 02:07:24

Welcome to CCHS! We are bless to have you and your family.

Richy Orozco

2020-08-30 06:09:20

Praying for you and your family!🙏

Al and Sandra

2020-08-30 13:34:17

God bless your family!

Marwan Ramsay

2020-08-30 17:03:16

I will keep all of you in my prayers


2020-08-30 18:04:03

For sweet Lily in honor of Emily who asked.


2020-08-30 20:53:32

Keeping your family in prayer, thank you for your faithfulness.

Tom and Jess Black

2020-08-30 23:57:59

Love you guys!


2020-08-31 02:16:45

God bless your family

Joe and Rose Trabbic

2020-08-31 11:22:03

God bless your beautiful family!

Mark & Beth Dalbey

2020-08-31 13:21:13



2020-08-31 15:41:35

God bless you sweet Lily and your parents🙏❤️😇


2020-08-31 18:21:24

Love to you all.


2020-09-01 19:31:21

God Bless


2020-09-01 21:12:48

Dr. Scott Hahn inspired me to make this donation. Lord, I humbly ask that you continue to bless this family and help them with their needs. Amen.


2020-09-01 21:48:17

God Bless Lily and family. 😇


2020-09-01 22:26:13

God bless you and your family


2020-09-01 23:21:21

Pax vobiscum

The Ellisons

2020-09-01 23:35:29

From our heart to yours.


2020-09-02 00:06:12

God bless you and your beautiful family!

Matt Kaiser

2020-09-02 03:09:39



2020-09-02 04:26:28

God bless you.


2020-09-02 13:39:42

May God’s blessings be with your family always.


2020-09-02 13:44:25

Keeping you all in my prayers

The Diems

2020-09-02 14:44:11

God bless you guys!

James M

2020-09-02 18:12:23

My wife and I just went through the same situation. Olivia, our daughter has CDKL5. Can’t walk,stand,talk.also, has seizures. Sometimes many a day. Good luck in your endeavors. God bless


2020-09-03 11:09:17

I pray that God blesses your family in many ways!

Brandi Murphy

2020-09-03 11:31:13

Sending prayers and love...God Bless you all🙏🏻😊

I Bajo

2020-09-03 11:45:09

I hope you get the wheelchair Lily. Sending lots of love and prayers to you and family. Ivana

The Fraginals Family from Miami

2020-09-03 11:48:52

May you reach your goal and may God continue to bless your beautiful family!


2020-09-03 11:54:50

God bless!

Hajduk Family

2020-09-03 11:56:01

God bless you and may He answer your prayers through the love of His faithful followers.


2020-09-03 12:08:35

May God bless you guys abundantly.


2020-09-03 12:10:28

God Bless!


2020-09-03 12:17:35

God bless your family!


2020-09-03 12:21:03

God bless your family


2020-09-03 14:31:21



2020-09-03 14:36:55

In honor of the McGuire family

Emily Anne Lucy G

2020-09-03 14:49:21

God bless you all! 💚🙏🏻💚


2020-09-03 14:54:15

I too have a sister who has cerebral palsy and praying we could even get a good wheelchair for her. We pray for your family needs. We trust in God who provides for us always.


2020-09-03 14:55:10

In honor of the Lenaburg family and their precious Courtney!


2020-09-03 15:09:46

God Bless You!


2020-09-03 15:12:49

God bless your family!! Praying for you all ♥️♥️ -Kassy


2020-09-03 15:26:24

God Bless! 💚🙏

Veronica Maier

2020-09-03 15:38:09

I’m Veronica and I have severe CP. My mom is giving this money in my name so you can get what you need. You are beautiful!


2020-09-03 15:44:32

God bless you and your very awesome and loving parents!


2020-09-03 15:51:57

May God continue to bless your beautiful family!

Oakes Family

2020-09-03 16:13:42

May God bless your family!! God truly always provides. I pray you feel His grace every day.

Lewis Family

2020-09-03 16:38:03

God bless your beautiful family!


2020-09-03 16:53:34

God bless your beautiful family 🙏


2020-09-03 16:55:43

In honor Courtney Lenaburg, may God continue to bless you in abundance.


2020-09-03 17:00:02



2020-09-03 17:06:15

God bless!!

Christina Raffoul

2020-09-03 17:33:20

You have a beautiful family! May God bless you all. Your family & Lily are in my prayers! Xoxo


2020-09-03 18:04:10

We feel blessed to be able to contribute to this. Prayers for your family. 🙏🏻


2020-09-03 18:09:49

May God continue to bless you and your family!


2020-09-03 18:11:06

I will continue to pray for Lily and your family. God bless you all and may he bless you with all your needs and many more🙏🏻❤️


2020-09-03 18:59:20

I have worked with many such as she, and this will be a huge help to the family. God bless them.


2020-09-03 19:10:14

God bless you and your family.

Wendy Wood

2020-09-03 19:15:04

Praying you reach your goal and then some! God bless you all.


2020-09-03 19:22:24

God bless your family.


2020-09-03 19:29:05

God bless your family


2020-09-03 20:13:58

God bless you and your sweet family!!

Belair Family

2020-09-03 20:20:06

God Bless you and your beautiful family!

Adam and Caitlin Burch

2020-09-03 20:52:29

Our daughter also had suffered from a maternal fetal hemorrhage at birth. Praying for your family.

Elise J

2020-09-03 21:14:45

I saw your story on CatholicConnect, and my heart goes out to Lily and your family! I am an occupational therapist and believe in the necessity of assistive technology and accessibility in order to live life to the fullest! Praying that you reach your goal, God will provide!


2020-09-03 21:22:33

From your brothers umpire. Let’s go everyone!!


2020-09-03 21:50:26

In thanks and memory of Courtney Lenaburg


2020-09-04 01:14:42

God Bless Lily and your entire family ❤️🙏


2020-09-04 01:57:38

God bless you!

Amy S

2020-09-04 01:59:46

God bless❤️


2020-09-04 02:10:34

God bless your family!


2020-09-04 02:20:08

In memory of Courtney

Susie Barron

2020-09-04 02:36:04

May God bless this beautiful family.


2020-09-04 02:51:13

"See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father." (MT 18:10)


2020-09-04 03:16:46

May God bless your beautiful family.


2020-09-04 03:20:18

Thank you for living a life of faith! You are such an inspiration! Your children are blessed!

Naomi Melanie

2020-09-04 05:10:57

God bless you and your family! 💕

Dana Butler

2020-09-04 05:57:39

God bless your beautiful family!

Friend from Ireland

2020-09-04 07:11:10

I hope you reach your goal with God's blessing


2020-09-04 09:08:20

May God bless your family....


2020-09-04 12:25:37

Praying for you and your family Lily x

Samantha Fuhrman

2020-09-04 14:04:08

Praying for you!


2020-09-04 15:12:11



2020-09-04 15:57:11

Praying for you guys

Aleida Newbold

2020-09-04 19:39:42

In honor of Courtney Lenaburg God bless lily😍


2020-09-04 22:04:50

Hope this helps. God bless!


2020-09-04 22:21:08

God bless you all ❤️


2020-09-05 01:29:16

Praying for beautiful Lilly and her family.


2020-09-05 02:40:00

God Bless Lily and her family

Gail and Bob Hurley

2020-09-05 16:46:48

Prayers for Lily

St Gabriel Mom

2020-09-05 17:30:55



2020-09-05 17:49:27

God Bless 🙏🏼

Christine Sidhom

2020-09-05 21:44:04

God bless you!!!

Janet Leifur

2020-09-06 04:11:53

May God continue to bless Lily and all your family 🙏❤️

Maureen Oldham

2020-09-06 14:55:18

God Bless Lily and your beautiful family.


2020-09-06 21:15:56

Many blessings!


2020-09-06 22:11:17

We are sending lots of love and prayers to you all! ♥️🙏🏼

Melise & Lily Madick

2020-09-06 22:17:49

God Bless your family

Marianne Gilligan

2020-09-07 00:19:52

Prayers for Lily!


2020-09-07 00:29:25

One of your brothers former players. God bless!

Deborah Stapleton

2020-09-07 13:10:45

God Bless <3


2020-09-07 14:01:17

Praying for you all!


2020-09-07 15:22:18

Sending prayers and love!

Vicky Garland Bevans

2020-09-07 17:48:04

Every Garland princess deserves a proper carriage. 😊


2020-09-07 22:01:51

Praying for you and your family.


2020-09-08 22:20:34

She is a beautiful child - praying she gets the help she needs.


2020-09-08 23:32:51

May God richly reward you for your selflessness in caring for your beautiful family!

The Paulus family

2020-09-09 01:35:59

In loving memory of Courtney Lenaberg.

Sean & Becci Roberts

2020-09-09 01:43:20

God bless Lily and your entire family.


2020-09-09 13:04:54

Prof. Garland you have been a wonderful blessing in my life and in my formation. I hope this small donation can provide some assistance. Please know Lily, you and your family remain in my prayers. God bless!

Lora’s big sister

2020-09-09 14:35:20

It made a huge difference for my family when my parents were able to buy a van to accommodate my wheelchair-bound sister 30+ years ago. God bless your family.

Tatyana Williams

2020-09-09 16:04:43

I’m adding you all to my daily Rosary. God bless!


2020-09-10 01:19:50

God bless

Elizabeth Giffee

2020-09-10 02:58:42

Prayers for your family!

Alexa Bulman

2020-09-10 03:53:55

Praying for your beautiful family.


2020-09-10 12:45:23

Was so touched by your story about Lily and her siblings. May God bless you all!

Sharon Richards

2020-09-10 12:52:59

Praising God for your openness to life and loving your children.

Mary Ann Wiesinger Puig

2020-09-10 17:22:00

Dear Danny and Laura, Know of my prayers for you and your family! God bless you, Mary Ann


2020-09-11 02:15:44

Thank you for letting us all chip in! Lily had me the moment I first saw her blue eyes.

Lan-Anh Aveyard

2020-09-11 04:41:44

For Lilly.


2020-09-11 12:43:28

God bless your beautiful family!


2020-09-13 16:24:21

For Lilly

The Cerullo family from NJ

2020-09-13 19:14:21

God bless you!

kathleen diegel

2020-09-15 06:07:34

God bless this beautiful little girl and her family.


2020-09-15 16:40:27

May God bless your family!

Papa and Nana Pat

2020-09-15 19:04:34

Love ya Papa and Nana Pat

Natalie Davis

2020-09-15 23:40:20

Sending positive vibes your way❤️ Goodluck


2020-09-16 01:11:51

We love you guys!

Misskelley Family

2020-09-16 22:44:18

May God bless you and your family.


2020-09-17 15:29:06

God bless you!


2020-09-19 02:01:57

God bless you!


2020-09-23 00:20:23

May God bless your family

September 16, 2020, 2:03 am
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We are overwhelmed with gratitude for all who have donated to, prayed over, and shared this fundraiser. Because of the donations, we have been able to reserve a new to us van that will be converted and hopefully serve our family well for many years. 
We are humbled at your generosity and pray that God will bless you as you have blessed us. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

In Christ,
The Garlands

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