2018 Family

The Hengstenberg Family

The Hengstenbergs have their hands full with three children in car seats and Sawyer, who is in a wheelchair. Sawyer is a very sweet little girl who has been through many things already in her short life. Sawyer was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and Seizure Disorder. Cerebral Palsy is a disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture that is caused by damage that occurs to the immature, developing brain, most often before birth. Living with Cerebral Palsy can make it difficult...

The Larsen Family

The Larsens are an unconventional family made up of several foster children, but make no mistake  about it, they are a family. One of the children that make up the Larson brood is their son Ryan. At only nine months, Ryan sustained a life-threatening, non-accidental, traumatic brain injury, suffered at the hands of his biological mother’s boyfriend. Soon after, Ryan was placed in a temporary foster home for 14 months. March 2013, a few weeks before his 2nd birthday, DCFS...

The Fullington Family

Thank you for taking time to consider our family’s need for a reliable van. We’ve had nothing but trouble the last year with our 1995 Dodge full sized conversion van that CIIS put a lift in. It’s been a great van but as of late it’s been breaking down and leaving us stranded. As I type this, our mechanic has been working on it since August and is afraid it’s beyond help. This leaves us unable to transport Kira for...