In 2012 Clint was racing the motocross race at the Columbiana County Fair. While leading, he crashed on the back side of a jump where the rider behind him was blind to seeing him laying on the ground. The second place rider landed on Clint and ended breaking his back along with multiple other injuries. Since then Clint has been paralyzed from the chest down.
For those of you that do not know me, I am Clint's younger brother. After staying at Clint’s over this last Christmas break I noticed how much really needs done as far as making it more accessible for him. If you’ve been to his house then you already know.
The reason I am starting this fundraiser is to help Clint pay for some much needed home renovations to make his house more wheelchair accessible for him being he lives by himself. Right now, he is unable to fit under his bathroom sink to be able to hygiene easily or even see himself in the mirror because it is too high. The house also has a tub shower that he is not able to get into from a wheelchair like a roll in shower would allow him. If we're able to raise enough money, I would like to make the kitchen more accessible for him as well. Renovations would give him the ability to reach things and actually use the cupboards. Lastly, I want to get new wheelchair ramps built for the entrance to his house. The current ramps are a little steep so they are difficult for him to make it up them and they are pretty beat up as well.
Clint planned to pay for all of these renovations himself, but shortly after buying his house and after a significant amount of rain, one of the basement walls fell completely in. His insurance was not able cover even close to what it cost to put in a new basement wall and Clint ended having to pay over $20,000 out of pocket.
I am attempting to raise money for Clint without him knowing because he would never ask for it. He would just keep living the way he is now, which is tough on its own, until he could save enough back up to pay for the renovations himself. So please refrain from telling him or posting anywhere on social media where he can see it.
Thank you to everyone in advance!
- Kristina Roberts
- Melissa Riemenschneider
- Elizabeth Gilbert
- Elizabeth Channell
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