Wayne and His Grandparents Receive Relief

 

Wheelchairs 4 Kids Give Wayne a new wheelchair ramp

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Wayne is a charming 10-year-old boy who recently moved in with his grandparents who are now legal guardians to him and his 11-year-old sister.  His mom is deceased.  Wayne has CP and dysphagia.  He is also prone to seizures.  He is unable to walk or talk.  He relies solely on a G-tube for nutrition.

Despite all of Wayne’s medical issues and everything he has been through, he remains true to his loving spirit.  He never fusses and has a wide smile for everyone he meets.  His grandmother thinks he is just “charming”!  He loves to watch Dora the Explorer and The Wiggles.  He also enjoys being in the water and playing with his stacking toys.  He likes being with his big sister, LeAnn who wanted us to make sure that we knew that she LOVES Justin Bieber!

Wayne and his grandparents recently received a ramp for their home, which had 5 steps leading to the entrance. For a long time the grandparents had to carry Wayne and his wheelchair up and down these stairs. The new ramp makes life simpler and safer for the family. Wayne’s grandmother, Nancy, is very relieved.

“It [the ramp] helps out tremendously.  Now I don’t have to bend over and pull him up.  The way I was doing it before was very hazardous. Wheelchairs 4 Kids is wonderful.  The staff is wonderful!  There is no better bunch!” said Nancy.

 The construction of the ramp was a team effort. Special thanks goes to Push America’s Pi Kappa Phi Chapter at USF for sponsoring and building the 37 foot ramp. Other volunteers for the project included Drafting Board Designs, Image Construction Corporation, West Pasco Habitat for Humanity, The Home Depot, and Dave Wright.

“You are all heroes!” said Sarah, from Wheelchairs 4 Kids.

 

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Pi Kappa Phi USF Chapter

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Kobus with West Pasco Habitat for Humanity

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