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Jay Leno, Chrysler and Kelly Clarkson Show Team Up to Provide Family with 2022 Chrysler Pacifica

A specialized vehicle can make all the difference in the world for a family with a differently-abled member. Jay Leno, Chrysler and the popular talk show joined forces to provide a wheelchair-accessible minivan to a special family.


Chrysler has been collaborating with BraunAbility to create accessible vehicles for 45 years. This year to celebrate BraunAbility’s 50th anniversary, it took on a special project. The automaker joined Jay Leno, BraunAbility and the Kelly Clarkson Show to provide a wheelchair-accessible 2022 Chrysler Pacifica to a police officer and his daughter, who has cerebral palsy.

Presentation During Live Taping of Popular Talk Show

The group surprised veteran Los Angeles Police Officer Christian Arrue and his family with the customized 2022 wheelchair -accessible Chrysler Pacifica minivan. Jay Leno was filling in as host of the show and was thrilled to present the vehicle to help Bella, the officer’s daughter who has cerebral palsy. Arrue is a former Olympian and his wife, Lisa, has recently started a school to help other disabled students like 20-year-old Bella.

You can watch the June 20, 2022, Kelly Clarkson Episode captured from the show’s YouTube Channel.


BraunAbility is the world's leading manufacturer of mobility transportation solutions, including wheelchair accessible vehicles, wheelchair lifts and seating, storage and securement products. It was founded by Ralph Braun, who lived most of his life in a wheelchair. Braun customized his own vehicle so he could keep driving. He saw the need and created the company to help others. The latest Chrysler Pacifica offering from BraunAbility is the most spacious wheelchair van in the industry. This model has removable seats and over-sized doors to allow for easier wheelchair access.

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan

Chrysler created the minivan and truly invented the entire minivan segment. It is the original living room on wheels. The company has continued to innovate in the segment creating specialized seating, storage and even adding a vacuum for all of the messes that families encounter. Chrysler has added all-wheel-drive to some models, created a hybrid powertrain version and even added a special camera to some trim levels that allows the driver to closely monitor rear-facing child seats.

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The Kelly Clarkson Show Video

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