Car fixed, gifted to FVTC student

April 25, 2012

From fox11online.com: “Car fixed, gifted to FVTC student” – GRAND CHUTE – What happened when students in Fox Valley Technical College’s Vehicle Refurbishing & Repair Technology Club were donated a car that was totaled in an accident?

They put their skills to the test to not only bring it back to life, but to specially equip it for one of their classmates.

Michael Miller, who is handicapped, is a student at FVTC and one of the leading volunteers for Easter Seals Wisconsin .  It’s a non-profit organization that provides services to people with autism and other disabilities so they can live, learn, work and play in their communities.

The students who repaired that once-totaled vehicle will be donating it to him so he can use it in his service to the Easter Seals, providing transportation for other people with disabilities.

Since Miller himself is handicapped, the students in the Vehicle Refurbishing & Repair Technology Club had to specially equip the vehicle with handicapped-friendly devices.

FOX 11′s Angela Kelly spent Wednesday morning with Miller, the students who created his special vehicle and representatives of Easter Seals Wisconsin to learn more about how all of this came together.

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