At age 64, Paul says has “gotten by and made do” for many years. Paul is an inventor and has ingeniously adapted his 1905s Levitt house to meet his needs. He has installed jerry-rigged ramps and handles, allowing him to push his wheelchair around his house. In his bathroom, the edge of the sink cabinet broke years ago from using it as a grab bar, and getting into the old tub is very dangerous.
Paul was born with cerebral palsy and has limited use of his right arm. Paul values his independence. However, with age, his already erratic muscle control is worsening and he is becoming more dependent on a caregiver.
Paul’s situation is an accident waiting to happen. He is truly one fall away from spending the rest of his life in a nursing home. HFH volunteer architect, Laura Montllor has designed a new bathroom, which includes a wheel-in shower. This will allow Paul to safely maintain his independence and privacy.
Your donation will make his accessible new bathroom a reality in 2011. Please give today!