Back in the early 1990s, Carl Moyer, owner of Karl Chevrolet in Ankeny, had a technician who was served at On With Life. The excellent care he received inspired Carl to make a donation to On With Life, and he has continued to do so each year.
"Head trauma is serious, and On With Life treats it with the specialized attention it deserves," said Carl. "It's a way of giving back to an organization that cares for such a unique population."
Karl Chevrolet's most recent donation was a car specially built for On With Life. The Karl Chevrolet team spent more than 300 hours customizing the car, which included removing the motor and adding lifts and other accessibility features. The car now sits inside the therapy gym and will be used for therapy and family education.
"The thought of donating a car really intrigued me. It identifies such an important need in the therapy process, one that many of us take for granted," said Carl. "This is such a cool idea, and I'm excited to see how this project will help the persons served and their families."
Carl's commitment to On With Life also includes his wife, Penny. The Moyers have been faithful annual donors to On With Life since its opening in 1991 and recently provided a major gift to the Life Forward capital campaign.
"We've been supporters of On With Life since its beginning," said Carl. "On With Life is much more than a success story. It's an outstanding organization, and I'm proud to be associated with it."