In Your Corner Update: Faith’s Wheels

Posted on: 1:29 pm, June 30, 2012, by

OKLAHOMA CITY – We have an important update from our In Your Corner team.

Earlier this year we introduced you to Faith Viewens, a 6 year-old Oklahoma girl who was born with a rare chromosomal disorder.

Her mother Lynn contacted our team because she was desperate for a reliable van to get the little girl to school and doctor appointments.

This family’s gain wouldn’t have been possible without another family’s heartbreaking loss.

Ever since Lynn spilled out her heart to us, she’s been waiting and praying for something life-changing. Tuesday, something big happened alright.

Faith finally got her wheels.     

“We’re going to the doctor next week,” Faith’s mom said. “We don’t have to worry about nobody helping us.”

The family’s old van had cramped quarters and no handicap ramp.

Lifting Faith’s heavy equipment was taking a toll on the family.

It’s easy now! Faith rolls right in.

Brandon and Brittany Shinn purchased the van for faith.

“We flew from the city to Nashville, picked up the van at the airport and drove back that same day,” Brandon said.  

The Shinn’s son, Nathan, was born with birth defects.     

Tragically, the toddler died after a nurse dropped him during treatment. 

A settlement was reached with the hospital and the Nathan Shinn Foundation has been changing the lives of disabled children and their families ever since.

“Nathan made me a better person today, just seeing this,” Brittany said. “I might be crying, but I’m happy.”

This family knew their faith would eventually deliver. It was a total team effort. 

“I really want to put a big shout out to the Fowler Group,” Nathan’s dad said. “Appreciate ya.”  

A tiny boy’s legacy is the difference.  

“I just know there was a purpose for him to be here,” Nathan’s mom said. “We didn’t know why. He passed away young, but the purpose in life was to be able to help disabled children and that means the world to us.”

There’s now a world of possibilities for a family that had no other options but to ask for help.