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Disabled teen hopes to win wheelchair accessible van

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Austin Dudley has cerebral palsy and hopes to get enough votes in a contest to win a wheelchair accessible van. Austin Dudley has cerebral palsy and hopes to get enough votes in a contest to win a wheelchair accessible van.
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DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

Tammy Dudley's family has seen their share of tragedy. Her eldest son, Jeremy died in an auto accident three years ago. Her dad was shot and killed, and her family struggles to transport her 16 year-old son, Austin, who has cerebral palsy and is wheelchair bound.

The family has an Impala, but it doesn't run. When it did, they say it was very tough trying to get Austin in the car.

Dudley is trying to change that for her family.

"May is ‘National Mobility Awareness Month' and they're giving away free wheelchair accessible vans," said Dudley. 

Dudley has entered a contest to try to win such a van. She said she doesn't know how many competitors there are, but as of right now they are in 114th place and by May 13th they have to make it up to the top 90 place in order to move to the second round of the vote.

Austin needs more people to vote for him on his Facebook page in order for the family to win the van. 

[Click here to vote for Austin]

Dudley said she is constantly on the computer trying to win more votes for Austin, make more people aware of the contest, and get them to vote for him.

Hopes are high that the Dudleys will win their contest and turn this mission into a sweet dream come true for a sweet ride for Austin.

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