Car Repair Gets Disabled Veteran Up and Running Again



Car Repair Gets Disabled Veteran Up and Running Again

After serving his country for 16 years, Greg Fedorowicz never thought he would be the one needing help. The 48-year old Navy veteran has been in an uphill medical battle for the past several years. A severe shoulder injury led to his honorable discharge from the Service. It’s the same injury along with several medical complications that are now keeping him from holding a civilian job.
 
Without employment and in jeopardy of losing his home, Fedorowicz turned to the Angie’s List Wishmakers program for help. His ’92 Mercury Grand Marquis, which was donated to him a couple of years ago, stopped running. He feared it needed a new transmission.
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“I had written letters upon letters to various organizations and was thrilled when I got the call from Angie’s List” Fedorowicz said.
 
Angie’s List Wishmakers stepped in, enlisting local companies to volunteer their services. Coggin Ford Lincoln Mercury diagnosed the car and donated all parts for the repair, while Stan’s Transmission in Daytona donated the labor.
 
“My payment comes in the form of knowing that I was able to help someone in need,” said Stan’s Transmission owner Robert Mitchell. 
 
Additionally Liberty Towing provided tows to and from both service centers. Thanks to these companies, Fedorowicz is once again on a roll.
 
“Greg has been reaching out for help for quite awhile, I’m just happy that we were able to lend him the helping hand he needed to put him back in the driver’s seat – literally,” said Angie Hicks, founder of Angie’s List.


robert richer
My car is falling apart and nit safe for my children. I'm medically retired after six years from explosions. I'm negative in my bank account 1000 dollars. I need some help bad any way possible please help me
4/5/2012 2:06:42 PM

Wishmakers
Thanks for reaching out to the Wishmakers program. Please submit an official nomination via email to: wishmakersrequests@angieslist.com. Please include your address and contact info as well. Thank you!
2/16/2012 1:57:49 PM

jason baker
i am a disabled combat veteran and i am currently borrowing a car from a friend because my vehicle has broke down. i dont think i can keep my friends car for much longer and fear that soon i will be without a car and will not be able to pick up my children for my visitation. i do get a small disability check from the VA but after paying my child support and other bills i can hardly afford food let alone car repairs. please if you can, i am in desperate need of help!!!!
11/7/2012 3:31:27 AM

cliff
I HATE TO DO THIS BUT MY RACK AND PINION WENT OUT ON MY CAR.ITS A 2003 MERCEDES
10/20/2012 5:39:09 PM

timothy daley
I am an 80% disabled vet that lives in conroe tx. my transmission is out on my car and i am usually out of money by the 11th of every month with my meager dissability payment. Is there anyone out there who would fix my car and let me pay them 100 a month. I really need a ride to my hospital visits. Thanks in advance
2/10/2012 9:19:12 PM

DONALD WARD
I'm a disabled veteran who is in need of car repair. Cna you help! Don
8/8/2011 6:39:35 PM

Howard
I am a disabled vet I live in Houston, TX. My car is in bad need of strut all away around my car. A mechanic told me that if I do not get them change it will knock the car hold alignment out and cause other damage. I check on price of 4 struts and they were around $450 to install. I only have a small VA check every month and all that goes to pay my bills. Is there someone that would help an old vet out there?
5/13/2011 3:09:38 PM

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