Three patient families gifted refurbished vehicles to ease medical journeys

Three Children’s Hospital patient families received a refurbished vehicle through the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides program last month, allowing the families a new level of independence and the elimination of many stresses due to lack of reliable transportation to and from their medical appointments. Through the NABC Recycled Rides program, Children’s Hospital identified three patient families most in need of vehicles. In partnership with the program, GEICO donated the cars and Gerber Collision center donated time and materials to refurbish the cars to like-new condition. Additionally, Enterprise Rent-A-Car contributed a gift card toward future vehicle service and maintenance costs. The three patients are all receiving treatment for types of cancer and are in need of reliable transportation now more than ever. Speaking to the patients and their families, Chuck Owens, Gerber Collision manager, said they hoped the vehicles would bring joy and ease their journeys to appointments. “You just don’t know how excited we are to be a part of this project,” Owens said. “It’s so cool to be a part of something to give back after coming through COVID in 2020 and…