Ramps are expensive but worth it for the independence and safety they provide, says a man who details his experiences with having a ramp built for his wife
When my wife got her TiLite manual wheelchair, it opened up a world of freedom for her. Her back pain was gone, along with her risk of falling, and she could move longer distances. Suddenly, she could again move across the shopping mall, maneuver around the house and perform at her job.
While the wheelchair gave her more freedom inside and outside the house, it introduced a new challenge: getting...
Volunteer construction program an answer to the prayers of one low-income homeowner with MD
In Commerce City, Colo., Richard Cordova was in desperate need of home modifications and repairs but had no funds to cover them.
Cordova, who has an undiagnosed form of muscular dystrophy, has lived in his home for 30 years. Living alone and experiencing increasing weakness in his arms, hands and legs, the retired baker could see that “everything was falling apart,” so he prayed for a miracle.
When you live at home, your parents tend to do everything for you. Food just magically appears in the refrigerator, electricity and water grow on trees and your service dog’s piles in the backyard disappear into thin air.
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