Help Glen Get Back on the Road

Glen Arendt, a professor in Media Studies at Loyalist College, is the husband of my youngest sister Carol. Here he is with their daughter Sarah taking a walk along the rural road north of Belleville, Ontario where they live. On the morning of April 17, 2020 Glen suffered a devastating brain aneurysm followed by a stroke. He now spends a good part of each day in his wheelchair.

Road trips have always been important to Glen and his family. Whether a short trip to a local conservation area to hike or a cross Canada adventure to meet up with family in British Columbia he loves to travel. For them to make any trips now Glen and his family need an accessible van that will accommodate his wheelchair.

 Initially Glen was airlifted to Kingston General Hospital. Once considered stable he was moved to Belleville Hospital and then eventually to Trenton Hospital. Carol quickly realized that the rehabilitation available there was insufficient for Glen’s optimum recovery. Recognizing that his best option for recovery was to be at home, Carol and their three children went through the challenging and expensive process of organizing and undergoing major renovations to their home. Along with the purchase of specialized equipment Glen requires the family’s financial resources are being exhausted. THEY NEED OUR HELP TO MAKE THE PURCHASE OF AN ACCESSIBLE VAN POSSIBLE!

Given the amount of brain damage caused by his aneurysm the family knows that Glen’s progress to date is miraculous. Glen’s determination and hard work combined with the dedication and expertise of his community therapists along with the courage and strength of his family and the prayers of many lead the family to believe and hope that one day Glen will not require his wheelchair. Right now, for appointments and tests, usually in Kingston, and for pleasure trips to enhance his quality of life AN ACCESSIBLE VAN IS ESSENTIAL.

Thank you for any support you can contribute to this cause.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Barbara Elliott 
Kingston, ON
Carol Arendt 
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