Valley Officer Battling MS in Need of Reliable Transportation

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WESLACO – He was an active man, serving in law enforcement for more than 10 years.

At 51, Lionel Galvan is unable to leave his home; he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, also known as MS, a disease that’s left him fully disabled.

Since he can’t walk, he cannot use a normal vehicle. The only place he gets properly transported to is the hospital.

“I have been trying to get a form of transportation, because I have missed all sorts of things: my daughter’s graduation, my son and daughter performing in band at school,” said Galvan.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS reached out to the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, who says there are methods and services people, under the age of 60, can apply for.

Galvan is hoping he'll be able to have transportation to attend events or participate in activities with his loved ones.

If you or someone you know is in a similar situation, visit the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council website to learn how to apply.

For people under 60, can visit the RIO-Net page.

For those over the age of 60, can visit the Area Agency on Aging page.

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