Thank you to the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana and all the generous donors who support the MDFF and help make a real difference in the lives of Hoosier Families!!!
Ramp For Joshua
14 year old Joshua is getting good use of the new ramp on their home. The ramp has made exiting and entering the home a much simpler task for both Joshua and his mom. Whether it’s to go to a doctors appointment, or a simple desire to go outside and enjoy the sunshine, the stress and physical effort needed to get in and out of the home was significant before they had the ramp. Through MDFF’s cooperation with Servants At Work, we were able to assist this family who is now rebuilding after a period of homelessness.
Transportation for the Family
Dad, a former carpenter, was diagnosed with a form of MD- Charcot Marie Tooth at age 26. This family is working through the challenges of having 3 generations with Muscular Dystrophy. A broken lift on the back of the family’s vehicle made much needed transportation nearly impossible. MDFF was able to arrange for the repair work to be completed quickly! The family is able to continue to maintain a degree of independence for transportation for basic needs like grocery store visits and doctor appointments.
Greater Independence for 3 Teens!
As a single mother of 3 teens with Muscular Dystrophy Atrophy, independence is important. MDFF made it possible for us to have an automatic door opener for the main entrance to our home, and 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. I remember the first day the school bus arrived after the door was installed. My daughter had such joy and excitement as she realized for the first time, she could get to the bus entirely on her own!
Thank You…Thank You for The New Ramp
“Words cannot express our appreciation for the MDFF in helping to make our home ramp a reality! The kids are so happy, and it has made a huge difference in the mobility and the independence of our entire family. Thank you for all you do to help the needs of the families affected by Muscular Dystrophy.”