WINDSOR, Va. (WAVY) — For 27-year-old Harley Frady, independence is extremely important. She was born with a physical disability that curved her joints, so getting around can be difficult.
With a few modifications to her home, courtesy of the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative (DARS), she lives completely on her own.
But the home she’s so proud of, can also feel like a prison.
“I feel like that is my cage,” said Harley.
Without a car, Harley relies on friends and her own two feet to get around.
She’s working on getting her drivers license this summer. DARS also recently offered to modify a car for free so she can drive. The problem is she doesn’t have a vehicle for them to modify.
To raise money, her friends are helping her host a car wash. It’s on June 2 at 16 W Windsor Blvd. Windsor, VA 23487.
She’s up against a deadline. If she doesn’t get a car to DARS soon, she’ll go on a wait list. She could then end up waiting for a year or more to get the modifications.
Where there’s a will there’s a way.
“Just because you’re disabled stuff doesn’t stop,” Harley explained. “Just because you’re disabled it doesn’t mean that you’re an outcast. Yeah you’re different but you can still do everything everyone can do, you just have to do it differently. And that’s OK.”