LaWanda Flake is a 36-year old disabled mother in Detroit trying to find a way to make a way. The mother took some heat from friends and the public when she traded in her four bedroom brick house in a nice neighborhood for a minivan with 85,000 miles on it. The house was in the same neighborhood once frequented by Diana Ross, but Flake didn’t care, she made the trade anyway.
The mom wanted to make the trade so she could get her kids to school on time. She was disappointed with the local bus service, and wanted to make a change. So, she put her house up on Craig’s list, which led to a pile of offers from all over the country. She was even offered better cars, like Corvettes and a Bentley. But instead, she settled for a 2006 Chevy Uplander minivan.