Defying Gravity: Transforming Kelly's Hilltop Home for Independence
Posted on June 20 2023,
In the heart of New Jersey, a young veteran named Kelly, who once proudly served in the Army alongside her husband, faced an unexpected and life-altering challenge. Suddenly, she found herself grappling with Periodic Paralysis, a debilitating condition that shares similarities with ALS. In the blink of an eye, Kelly's world turned upside down as she transitioned from being an active individual to relying on a wheelchair for mobility.
The Steep Hill Dilemma:
Kelly's home, perched atop a steep hill, presented an additional obstacle. Two sets of dilapidated and perilous stairs, once navigable, became insurmountable barriers for Kelly in her wheelchair. Unfortunately, installing a safe ADA ramp proved unfeasible due to the severe slope of the terrain.
Recognizing the urgent need to improve Kelly's living situation, Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon of NJ stepped forward with immense generosity. Their donation of $10,000 became a pivotal catalyst for the project, providing hope and a glimpse of possibility.
With unwavering determination, a comprehensive reconstruction plan took shape. The stairs were meticulously redesigned and fortified, ensuring stability and safety for Kelly's daily use. Additionally, an outdoor chairlift was installed, granting Kelly the freedom to navigate the challenging landscape independently.
The total cost of the project amounted to approximately $35,000, an endeavor made possible by the generosity and support of compassionate donors like yourself.
As we celebrate the successful transformation of Kelly's home, we invite you to be a part of our ongoing mission to make a difference in the lives of deserving veterans. Your contribution can help us tackle our next significant project, offering renewed hope and independence to those who have bravely served our nation: Donate Here