Community helps Weinschenk buy wheelchair-accessible van

Wednesday, July 9, 2008 | 5:09 p.m. CDT; updated 12:24 a.m. CST, Wednesday, November 26, 2008

COLUMBIA — Kathleen Weinschenk and her partner, Greg Ahrens, brought home the wheelchair-accessible van they were hoping to buy on Tuesday. More than 100 people have donated to help pay the van’s $23,900 price tag in the past few months. Donors included Weinschenk’s friends from her church, civic organizations, MU’s Occupational Therapy Association and her family members.