Thank you to all the generous donors who support the MDFF and help make a real difference in the lives of Hoosier Families!!!
Raelyn Races Down her New Ramp!
6 year old Raelyn has Pompe disease and has never walked. Partnering with SAWS (Servants at Work), MDFF helped build this ramp for Raelyn and her family.
Her mother Sara said “Our Our family struggles everyday with the diagnosis of not only my daughter but my mother also being in a wheelchair. This assistance has helped our family tremendously! Now my daughter and mother can safely get in and out of my house!”
Van Lift Repair Keeps Jake Rocking
Jake’s van lift needed new cylinders, but it was something he just couldn’t afford. The lift provides Jake the ability to stay gainfully employed, get to medical visits and to keep in touch with family and friends. With help from MDFF donors, the lift was repaired and Jake was able to maintain his active lifestyle of work, friends and hobbies! We often take mobility for granted, but Jake knows that mobility is a key ingredient for quality of life.
Jake is grateful for the help MDFF donors provided and said “I’m not stuck at home and can live the life of a Rockstar.” Keep Rocking it Jake!.
Greater Independence for 3 Teens!
“As a mother of 3 teens with Muscular Dystrophy, independence is important. MDFF helped provide a ramp on our home and made it possible for us to have an automatic door opener for the main entrance. Each of the kids has an opener on their wheelchair. My plate is full caring for my children. I enjoy seeing my children have greater independence, and it is one less responsibility for me.
They get great joy from the simple independence this provided which warms my heart!?
Regaining Confidence and Independence
John was diagnosed with Myotonic MD at the age of 53 in 2012, and began to quickly lose his mobility. After exhausting savings to purchase mobility equipment and aids, he and his wife were discouraged as they faced a costly expense to make a bathroom handicap accessible after several falls and fractures. MDFF was able to work with a vendor to help the couple complete the remodel and provide John safety and mobility!
“Thank you is just not enough. John has regained so much independence with the walk in shower unit and toilet lift! He has regained confidence and is once again comfortable to be alone in the bathroom again! Not that I won’t always be there for him, but it has helped him so much physically and emotionally. Until we are faced with these kinds of hurdles, we really don’t realize how much we take for granted. Thank you so very much for your generosity!”