"Many people think that children with autism need the exact same routine every single day, but the reality is that preparing our child for real life means that she needs to be able to handle change and RVing offers the familiarity of home with the therapy of travel.”
DAVIE, Fla. (PRWEB) September 04, 2020
Gigi Stetler, CEO of RV Sales of Broward and founder of the non-profit RV Advisor Consumer Association (RVACA), donated an RV to YouTube stars and full-time RVers the RV Odd Couple as part of RVACA’s new initiative RVs for Autism.
After the success of RVACA’s coronavirus assistance funds in helping frontline workers, the new RVs for Autism fund will provide families with autistic children free RVs so they can travel safely in a familiar environment while introducing their children to different parts of the country.
This is an important cause to the RV Odd Couple, John and Mercedes Condon, as their daughter, 4-year-old Sage, was recently diagnosed with autism.
“We feel like we have a responsibility to foster awareness of how therapeutic RVing is for autistic children and their families,” said John and Mercedes Condon. “Many people think that children with autism need the exact same routine every single day, but the reality is that preparing our child for real life means that she needs to be able to handle change and RVing offers the familiarity of home with the therapy of travel.”
When Stetler heard about their daughter’s diagnosis and how RV travel could be an effective form of therapy, Stetler knew she had the perfect way to help.
“We were initially talking about how we could partner to protect RV consumers’ rights through RV Advisor, but when they told me about their daughter’s diagnosis and that they were looking to get an RV, I immediately said ‘I have an RV for you,’” said Stetler.
Without delay, Stetler began preparing a Class C RV for donation with bunkbeds for Sage and a master bedroom for John and Mercedes. Yesterday, September 3rd, the RV Odd Couple picked up their RV and filmed a reveal video for their nearly 100,000 subscribers.
“I’m excited for them to be able to share these camping experiences with their daughter knowing that she’ll always have a familiar place to call home,” said Stetler.
To donate to the RVs for Autism Fund or to apply for an RV, please visit here.
About Gigi Stetler
A fearless entrepreneur, Gigi Stetler created and leads the first female-owned RV company in the United States, RV Sales of Broward. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, she is one of a handful of top RV experts in the country. Stetler also launched and runs The RV Advisor- an online platform to effectively connect millions of RV owners, dealers, and service centers that is considered the “Angie’s List” of the RV industry. Stetler is also the founder of the non-profit RV Advisor Consumer Association (RVACA), which provides RVs to healthcare workers who need a safe space to quarantine and isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic.