Accessible Home for my Special Needs Angel

Organized by: Susan Higgins

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I dream of being able to actually buy a home. One without stairs to get into the front door, hallways large enough to fit my son's wheelchair, room for his adaptive equipment (granted, a kitchen big enough to take a full step backwards in would be nice, too!). The down payment is why I've decided to try and prevail upon the good people here! :-) Backstory (sorry for the length!): My sweet little angel, David, is 10 years old. He has symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV), which is a common virus that can be devastating to a fetus, and has caused cerebral palsy, mental retardation, the inability to walk, talk or do any daily activities and a slew of other medical problems. Diagnosed in utero, I was told I should terminate the pregnancy. So glad I never even consider it. David is the happiest, most loving little boy. Though it's a hard life for him, he giggles, smiles and loves Spongebob. His brother and sister adore him. Come to think of it, he is fairly universally loved (he gets his charm and good looks from my side of the family!). Downside is that I am a single mother (my exhusband left six years ago and has no involvement with the children whatsoever, except paying, partially, the minimum child support the state allows) and while I have since bettered myself by going to school and trying to advance career-wise, David's needs makes it difficult to really get ahead. Our 'first floor' two room apartment has a set of stairs and the only medical device that fits is his wheelchair (I even had to give his hospital bed to charity because it wouldn't fit through the doorways!) and there's no room for his pace trainer, which is like a walker for highly disabled kiddos. I can qualify for a mortgage and make payments, but the down payment is a huge obstacle for our family. We're a happy family and we love each other immensely, but a cramped apartment makes it difficult to give my son the chance to thrive.
Thanks for reading this and please give it some thought. We could use your help!


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Susan Higgins

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