Saturday, July 4, 2009

MEA's David Hockaday Says Thanks

David Hockaday, a paraprofessional and president of the Lansing Educational Assistants Union, is the proud new owner of a new Dodge Caravan, equipped with a wheelchair lift - a $36,000 gift from Hockaday’s friends and colleagues in the Michigan Education Association.

See Hockaday's Thank You message:

The limitations of his 1993 Cadillac Coupe De Ville was making it harder for Hockaday, who was critically injured in a 1987 car accident, to travel around Lansing and do his job. Jerry Swartz, president of the Lansing Schools Education Association, helpd spearhead a fundraising drive that began at the 2008 RA in Washington D.C. and ended in February when Hockaday was presented with his brand new set of wheels.

“The generosity of the education community has been overwhelming and I’ll always be grateful,” says Hockaday. “I can now continue the work I love. And I can’t wait to drive to New Orleans next year!”

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