Sandy Klein is a local already known to many in Cooroy.
A passionate supporter of the Cooroy community and its causes for many years, Sandy has been in a big battle of her own this past year.
Diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, Sandy has already faced a number of challenges head on, but not being able to ride up front and side-by-side with carer, Ken has been a source of frustration.
So, Ken and Sandy sourced a vehicle that would allow Sandy to sit up front and give Ken the chance to help Sandy in and out of a vehicle more easily.
The team at the Cooroy Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank worked with Sandy and Ken to make the purchase possible. Last week, they called by to show off the sweet new ride – a new Toyota Alphard van.
“The hospital staff were a bit surprised that up until now I’ve been lifting her in and out myself,” Ken laughed.
“Now things are a whole lot easier with the wheelchair in the back and it’s great to have Sandy beside me as we drive along. She’s amazing,” Ken said.
The smile on Sandy’s face in the photo above says it all, so be sure to give Sandy and Ken a wave next time you see them driving past.