Help Hallie’s Mom Get A Wheelchair Accessible Van *Ends May 10*

Community Features


It is rare that we post vote requests for our SmartCanucks members on the blog, but this is a vote request near and dear to many of our members.  If voting and contests is not your thing, we promise that we will not be posting many, so please just ignore this post.  Hallie’s Mom has been an active member of SmartCanucks since 2010, couponing to save money on her family’s expenses.  She describes her plea for votes better than I could, so here it is:

Seven and a half years ago, our beautiful daughter suffered a severe brain injury when her heart stopped during her birth. This has left Hallie with multiple challenges including Cerebral Palsy which limits her mobility. We have been blessed with many friends, who have helped us on our journey of recovery. One of Hallie’s respite providers, Lindsay, has taken the time to enter our Hallie in a contest to win a Wheel Chair accessible van. The modification to accommodate her power chair is very costly, and this would be a tremendous blessing to our family. Please forward this to your friends and family who you think might be able to spare a minute of time to help our family.

Last year Lindsay entered Hallie to win a van. We entered very late in the contest, but with the support and help of great family and friends, we were still able to get approximately 5000 votes in 5 short days. Hallie has taught us to never give up, so we have decided to give it another chance. If everyone can be so kind to pass the following links along, it would be a huge help to my family.

Haillie QRCurrently, Hallie’s family vehicle can’t hold her power wheelchair, winning one would mean that she could use her power chair all the time allowing her to live a full life.  She has lots of people helping already and is in the top 5 but needs some help to push her to the top.  Voting only takes a few seconds and you can get a second vote by answering a simple question (and you can find a hint to the answer on her vote request thread).  You do not need to sign up for anything – I have got no spam from them while voting.

Click here or use the QR code to vote for Hallie and help change the life of a SCer and her family.

19 responses to “Help Hallie’s Mom Get A Wheelchair Accessible Van *Ends May 10*”

  1. Kerry says:

    Good luck! 😉

  2. CouponLover618 says:

    I voted and will try to vote every day this week! Good luck!!

  3. Kerry says:

    Good luck! 😉 Posted to my Facebook as well!

  4. Jax says:

    I’ve voted a few times, good luck!

  5. Sue says:

    I voted! 🙂

  6. Michelle says:

    Voted! Good Luck!

  7. Jerry says:

    Is helping the disabled like American Idol now?

  8. Jerry Brian says:

    There are thousands of people on that website asking for help. Just moments scanning a few and I saw there were some pretty heart wrenching stories. You all go ahead and try to stack the vote with spam to every place you can post it. I find it in poor taste to work that hard against so many others. You can cancel my membership to this web site.

  9. hmm says:

    nothing wrong with a community getting behind one of their own

  10. c ya says:

    don’t let the door hit ya, Jerry brian

  11. CouponLover618 says:

    Jerry Brian, I’m sure if it was for a loved one of yours, you wouldn’t have an issue.I agree with hmm.


    • FallenPixels says:

      Jerry, it should also be noted that SC has a vote request forum and have had for some time, this is nothing new for SC

  12. FallenPixels says:

    People can vote for whooever they want, but the rest are not SCers
    As I said, it is rare we post these vote requests for that reason, but without us posting, she is in the top 5, well ahead of many others – why not help her stay there and help someone in the SC community – or find out about the contest and vote for the story that touches your heart through clicking on the link

  13. Ann says:

    I voted and have no problem voting for a fellow SC. Bye Bye Jerry. We won`t miss you at all.

    • FallenPixels says:

      Despite what the others say, we miss every SCer who leaves the site
      That being said, I do not feel bad about helping increase the chances of a SCer over others, however deserving they may be

  14. Lisa says:

    The first sentence in her mom’s plea for votes above give me shivers. I couldn’t imagine having to experience that! I voted and am crossing my fingers.
    Anyone who doesn’t want to see this vote request should just keep scrolling! It’s not like she’s asking for everyone to vote in a beauty pagent or a cute kid contest or something!
    Thank you SC for posting this on the forum. I’m proud to be part of a forum that supports it’s community and I’m sure that if any of us had something so hard happen that we would want to know that something we were part of would stand behind us and help us as well.

    • FallenPixels says:

      Lisa – and that is exactly the criteria that we look at before we would post a vote request on the blog – it needs to be life changing for the person and a regular SCer

  15. Mings says:

    Jerry, no one is telling SCers to not vote for others in the contest. In fact, this contest allows all voters to cast a vote a day, therefore voters are not limited to vote for just one contestant.

    Of all the things, you choose to make a stand against votes for a little girl’s family to get a wheelchair accessible van that would give her a chance to have a full life? Get out of here, you’re a total jerk. If you don’t want to vote for her, vote for another needy and worthy contestant. Otherwise, don’t complain.

    FYI, the votes only get the contestant into the top 5% from there a panel of judges pick the winner, so even if Hallie get’s the top spot for votes, there’s no guarantee she’ll win or any of the other contestants we choose to vote for will.

    So the question to me is: why are you so hell bent to rob any worthy contestant (Hallie or otherwise) from a vote to have an improved quality of life?

    Seems like you’re acting like a Selfish Sally and you need a time out. Go sit on your naughty step!

  16. Kelly says:

    Thanks for posting this! My daughter rides with Hallie at our local therapeutic riding program and this would be such a benefit for them . it’s great to see the different groups who have helped with voting for Hallie, and I’m pleased to see my coupon site supporting her as well!


  • RSS Hot Canada Deals

  • Recent Comments

  • Did You Know?

    Smart Canucks is Canada's first Canadian shopping deals blog and has been operating since 2005!

  • Join Mailing List




    Find Deals by Brand!