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Car dealer donates minivan so mom can get daughter to doctors

Quad City Times -- It was too cold for crying, but there was no helping the tears.

Eiroctonya “Tonya” Smith no longer will be awash in worry over how she will get her 10-year-old daughter and her wheelchair to monthly doctors’ appointments in Peoria.

Thanks to the kindness of a Davenport car dealer and the generosity of Wish List Quad-Cities donors, the 35-year-old Moline mom is a vehicle owner for the first time in her life. No more buses. No more pleading for rides.

Most importantly, Smith’s beloved daughter, Tatyanna Mann, who was born with cerebral palsy, can count on her mom getting her where she needs to be with much less struggle.

..Jeff’s Car Corner, stepped up with the gift of a 2002 Ford Windstar.

Donations to Wish List paid for several months’ worth of insurance, title fees and gas gift card


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Submitted Dec 22, 2012 By: DellDude2
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:08:36 PM

nice to read some positive news... usually too little of this in any press outlet these days.
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 12:07:03 AM

Very kind hearted & noble of them!
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 11:38:25 PM


Nice story at this time of year....good change of pace! Thanks!
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 9:38:12 PM

Nice gesture, but it is a free advertising ploy and has no effect on fuel prices.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 12:29:45 PM

Nice gesture!
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 11:41:50 AM

Thats very commendable of the car dealer.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 9:19:58 AM

this person truly has a heart of gold.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 9:07:01 AM

Old but good
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 9:04:58 AM

NICE!
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 9:02:47 AM

What a great Christmas story. Merry Christmas to GB's.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 8:51:38 AM

Good story, especially at Christmas time.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 6:35:49 AM

Car dealer donates minivan so mom can get daughter to doctors? Does this make you have a warm and fuzzy feeling?
If this is the first car she has ever had, how will she be able to afford the drivers license fees and the insurance when the several months of insurance expires? And be able to buy gas when the gas card does not have any more money on it? Also, plan for any car maintenance and repairs that may come up. Hopefully, having a vehicle 'without the car payments' will be enough to keep the vehicle in operation without too much expenses.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII! - The Day After......
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 5:55:11 AM

Something good God bless
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 5:19:07 AM

This was a wonderful story!
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 4:36:16 AM

finally some good news for a change
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 4:17:58 AM

God Bless Jeff and his Car Corner. Merry Christmas, Jeff & Folks
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"Good" karma...
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 1:23:05 AM

Just when you think you've got it all worked out and you know that ALL car dealers are scum and then suddenly along comes Jeff's Car Corner...

A tip of the hat, a huge ATTA-BOY, and a God Bless You to Mr. Jeff West!! I hope you have the very Merriest of Christmases, sir. You have certainly earned all the good things that Santa may bring your way!
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 1:22:48 AM

Good deeds are rare these days!!! Good job!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 1:22:00 AM

commendable
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 1:18:15 AM

Merry Christmas to all those involved in doing this. We need to help each other more all year long!
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 1:16:28 AM

Good Folks, that will do what is needed.
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Good people rise to great levels.
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There are still nice people in America.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 1:12:27 AM

Jeff's Car Corner - YOU ARE TO BE COMMENDED FOR CARING! A true Christmas Story.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 1:11:09 AM

A heart-warming story that touches everyone this Christmas season.
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10k ... Very good point.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 1:09:09 AM

Way to go Ford.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 1:01:48 AM

The right thing to do! These are stories that need to be published more frequently.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 1:01:29 AM

nice story..

one small question tho-if she has never owned a car in her life, does she have a driver's license ??..

just wondering, ya know..
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 1:00:37 AM

Dejavu. Or is it ground hog day again?

[Edited by: 76chevy at 12/23/2012 1:02:11 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 1:00:03 AM

Nice story...and a good deed. Well done!
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 12:57:26 AM

there's a lot of people out there that need a helping hand, we all need to help where we can.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 12:54:15 AM

It is always nice to see nice things being done for people around Christmas. Wish this was the case year around tho.
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Great PR
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This is old news.
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cool
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 12:51:15 AM

Very Nice
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 12:50:23 AM

It's very heart-warming to see that as the Lord blesses others, they in turn bless others!!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 12:43:58 AM

Nothing to do with gas and oil. Third one I've read so far.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 12:41:16 AM

Car dealer...?
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cool Christmastime story
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A very touching story. Tonya Smith was touched by 'angels'.
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Nice story.
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Nice
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Good people will provide stewardship to their community. Government need not get involved.
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o.k.
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Great story. Charity works. Welfare does not.
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awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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Very nice.
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