Paid 12/06/2011
Independent Living Grant
Accessibility Equipment

Status:
Fully Funded

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Testimonial

This person has left the following thank you note:

THANK YOU! This means the world to me. It has been 2 years since I took a real shower. If you can imagine not being able to take a shower, only sponge bathes in bed, you could easily feel my excitement. Thank you so very much for helping me with this. I really appreciate it. I'm so looking forward to taking a shower. Thank you doesn't seem like enough. You have increased my quality of life! Your generosity is inspiring to me. I hope in some small way that I will be able to pay it forward to someone in need. With all of my heart, I thank you so very much! Most Sincerely, Christine



MS Took My Mobility: Help Me Get Safely From Wheelchair to Shower

The Details:

I am a single woman who lives alone with the help of a caregiver each day. I have MS and am unable to work. Because of my limited mobility, I use a power wheelchair and require the assistance of an Electric Hoyer Lift to transfer me from the chair to other locations.

While I have a bathtub, my mobility issues mean I have not been able to bathe in a very long time. The shower chair I need will allow my caregiver to to get me into the tub. I have been sponge bathing for so long I cannot wait to be able to have a shower!

Imagine not being able to take a shower, to only sponge bath. It's not ideal. It may sounds like an odd request, but until the ability to bathe is taken away from you, I guess it's hard to understand.

I have been trying to get this chair for over a year. I have a low fixed income with regular monthly expenses therefore I can't afford to purchase this chair myself. I have reached out for assistance from agencies willing to help. I just need $500 more.

A real shower would be such a blessing! Thank you so much for your consideration.


As of 2011-12-06, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.

Application Status Update: On 2011-12-09, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $500.00 to Airway Oxygen on behalf of this deserving individual.