What if you woke up this morning and couldn’t make it up or down the stairs or needed a wheelchair, cane or crutches to get around. The place you call home could quickly become a confining prison.
Every day thousands of people wake up to this cruel reality, while most arrive here due to complications of aging, others are people struggling to survive the effects of disease or injury, with many of those being our wounded warriors returning home from battle to find themselves in a new struggle.
You may begin to feel like a burden to your loved ones, sinking into depression as you sit by the window, waiting on help to do things that were once so simple to you.
The inability to navigate the kitchen and bathroom would weaken you even more, as getting proper nutrition and hygiene become overwhelming activities.
Many people wind up in nursing homes and assisted living complexes prematurely simply because their homes become less functional to them.
As they leave behind their independence they also leave behind the memories that are built into their homes and the sense of security that comes from being in that familiar place leading to depression and a feeling of despair, hopelessness.
But for the grace of God, we will all be, or know someone that will go through these challenges at some time in their lives, it may be us, our parents, our spouse or God forbid our children.
The good news is this story doesn’t have to end this way!
The Crutch Foundation is dedicated to conquering the obstacles that become barriers to people in their own homes. We help provide solutions and construction crews to retrofit homes making them accessible, workable and livable for a person’s entire life.
Sometimes the changes are simple as a ramp or complicated as retrofitting bathrooms, kitchens and other parts of homes.
It’s one of our major goals to help people maintain independence and a decent quality of life, where they can still be masters of their environments, enjoying life as long as they could.
But like any other non-profit organization we can’t do anything without your help.
There are many ways you can help support these efforts. But a small donation of even $15, $20 or $30 dollars would go a long way toward helping a less fortunate person do some of the things we take for granted every day.
The Crutch Foundation ……Because sometimes, we all need someone to lean on,
If you need help or know someone who needs our services please contact us by clicking on link just above the picture
The Crutch Foundation
501-c3 Non-profit status pending but as per IRS, donations tax deductibility should be retroactive from August 30, 2012 to present date.