Wheels for Adam Update

Adam and his family now have a NEW VAN!  And Adam’s wheelchair is on order!  Thank you to EVERYONE for your generous support for this family that is near and dear to my heart!  See his story on KHOU Channel 11


HOUSTON – A generous KHOU 11 viewer is helping out a 10-year-old born with Spina Bifida.

A few weeks ago, we told you about Adam’s wheelchair and family medical van that were stolen. Now, the family is getting new wheels that make all the difference.

“I’m going to be like a tractor,” said Adam Buckles, as he honked the horn on his family’s new van.

It’s hard to miss the joy on 10-year-old Adam’s face.

When we first met him, his family had just moved to Houston. Adam’s wheelchair and family’s medical van were stolen.

“I don’t know what to think, this is incredible!” said Jerene Buckles, his mother.

Now, Adam’s family has a new ride from a generous donor.

“Westside Chevrolet would like to give you the keys to a van,” said Bill Auffenberg, owner of Westside Chevrolet.

After seeing this family’s story on KHOU 11 News, the dealership’s owner says he was touched.

“I’ve got a special needs child myself and other employees in the dealership have special needs children,” said Auffenberg.

The Buckles family says the best part about this van, is there’s room for everybody, all 6 kids and their stuff.

“I got a helicopter!” said Adam, who is also getting another surprise.

His ‘Wheels for Adam’ page now has enough money to buy a replacement wheelchair.

“Thank you guys so much for getting our story out there,” said Buckles.

A story that changed their image of their new home in Houston.

“Definitely somewhere we are glad to be,” said Buckles.



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