Meet Lanae. This beautiful 17 year-old girl was diagnosed with a chromosomal disorder called Cri-Du-Chat Syndrome. The illness has caused Lanae’s life to be very hard. She is unable to speak and bravely communicates with her soulful eyes using a quiet form of communication called Eye Gaze. Lanae is medically fragile and has a manual wheelchair but she can only move around in it with assistance. There is one thing not inhibited by Lanae’s infirmity, her ability to be joyful.
Lanae has fun with friends and family embarking on outings. Her favorite excursion is seeing exotic animals at Busch Gardens or watching Disney movies at the local popcorn scented theater. Lanae especially loves The Lion King movie. However, her favorite characters are Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, too. If Pooh could speak, he might say to Lanae, “… there is something you must always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” A.A. Miln, Winnie the Pooh author.
Lanae needs a roll-in-shower. This home and bathroom modification will make it easier and safer for Lanae to take showers. Please help this precious girl soon!