My sister Beth and her son Alex need your help. Many of you have read the Columbus Dispatch article on September 6th about their current situation. They need a functional place for them to live. We're hoping to raise $50,000 to go toward a down payment and potential modifications to a functional home.
Alex and Beth have very specific needs to ensure their health and well being. Alex's chair is very large, over 6 feet, and complex. It has to support him, hold his emergency supplies and his ventilator, and has an attached cart that carries a car battery to provide power to the vent. Imagine a recliner fully reclined.
Doorways need to be at least 32", and rooms need to be open to allow Alex to move around in the home. There needs to be a large bedroom/ living area so that supplies can be store close by. This includes medical supplies, multiple pieces of large equipment such as a tilt table and portable lift, not to mention Alex's hospital bed and a TV for sports watching.
There is a home that was made accessible for Alex for which we are very grateful. However, this home has small rooms, the only storage in a detached garage, and only 1 exit that can accommodate Alex's chair which poses a risk in an emergency. It would be very difficult to function and could negatively effect the health and we'll being of both Alex and Beth as his full time caregiver.
Alex requires 24/7 care and Beth does it all. She needs help getting money for a down-payment and for modifications needed to accommodate Alex. We appreciate all your support and welcome all your prayers.