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Julie, Don and Coleman

We met Julie through another nonprofit. Their 17-year-old son (at the time), Coleman, has cerebral palsy. He used to be able to pull himself to his feet from his bed or wheelchair, but when he hit his growth spurt, he lost a lot of abilities. Mom and Dad were ruining their backs hefting this handsome teen around. Julie shared,

I would be bedridden for 3-5 days every 3-6 months from straining my back...

Julie wanted a way to help move her son, Coleman to the shower. After speaking with her, we realized that she actually needed something more to help her get him to the wheelchair, shower and toilet. We suggested a more comprehensive solution that allowed for more freedom than she even realized was possible. It turned into a fairly complex partnership project.

1) We pointed them to a system of helping people with disabilities move around with a cable lift running in a track called Sure Hands®.

Sawnee Grant2) We applied and were awarded a grant from the Sawnee EMC for $5,000 which covered part of the cost of the equipment. Another nonprofit completed the funding.

Coleman project3) Alterations to the house were made to provide an unobstructed ceiling so the track would go from the bedroom to the sink, toilet and tub. This included some structural changes.

4) The lift was installed by the supplier.

5) Custom wall and floor cabinets were built, finished, and installed by Padgett & Associates of Alpharetta with labor donated.

The base opens like an entertainment center with the doors folding into the sides of the cabinet, so Coleman’s wheel chair rolls comfortably under.

6) A new custom granite countertop and sink were donated and installed by Watermark Stone of Cumming.

Coleman in liftColeman can now be lifted from his bed to his wheelchair, or from bed directly to the bathroom. He grows stronger as he learns to “walk” himself while suspended from the track. Check out the video - guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

In my search for a solution to our problems, I met… Home Repairs Ministries. What a God send! (They) came to my home, professionally assessed the situation… found the perfect solution for us, AND made it happen.

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