Help Fix Ron Gaska's Wheelchair
Or maybe you know him from real life. Maybe you've seen him and his ten-year-old Lhasa Apso, Sir Jasper, riding around town in his motorized wheelchair. You might have seen him at the Dunkin Donuts on Broad Street, or one of the local parks, or the Senior Center where he calls bingo.
But you haven't seen him recently. Ron and Sir Jasper have been housebound since January 3rd because his wheelchair is broken. It needs $3606.02 worth of repairs, and insurance won't cover it. Ron survives on a small disability income. If he doesn't get help fixing his wheelchair, he and Sir Jasper could be housebound for a long, long time.
Life hasn't given Ron a lot of breaks. He's 48, and his disability stems from an auto accident back in the early 1990's. He's not a whiner, but right now, more than he's let on, he needs his community to step up and pitch in.
I hope that together we can get Ron's wheelchair fixed so that he and Sir Jasper can be outside this spring.
Thank you so much, Michelle. I inquired about the Bellows Fund today and am waiting to hear more about the application process, but I'm hopeful.
Contact UCP of Eastern CT and ask to apply for the Bellows Fund to cover any balance. They help people with all disabilities, not just Cerebral Palsy. I used to manage this fund there. Their phone number is (860) 443-3800.