One of my relatives is stranded mid-trip. :( Signal boosts and donations are welcome. See Our Voyage West on Facebook.
The car is officially dead. It needs a replacement engine. As that's not an expense we planned on, we could use some help. The mechanic is going to look around for used engines to put in, but realistically that's going to cost over $1,000 in labor, regardless of the cost of the engine.
At this moment we are in Del Norte, Colorado, still very far from home and far from any large city. If you would like to help, you can donate via PayPal (link: paypal.me/TrevorEdwards ). If you can't spare any change, you can share this post and ask others for their help.