Council 8851 has completed yet another charity project that has concretely impacted the daily life of a local family in need of help.
Yashin Rehmanji is a local boy who suffers from a degenerative disease called Friedreich’s Ataxia. It has now progressed to the point where he is confined to a wheel chair.
Yashin is an active boy who attends school everyday like all of his contemporaries. He has also been growing like his friends his age. This has given rise to the challenge of getting him and his wheel chair in and out of their home everyday.
The family managed to find a used powered wheel chair lift on Kijiji and then used some scrap building materials to build a make-shift platform to interface the lift with their entrance door.
You can see by the photograph that this platform was not very safe. This is when Yashin’s mother asked us for help.
Our council then approved a notice of motion to spend over $2,900 to have Br. Tim Ulrich and his company, Headwaters Contracting, to design and build a proper platform with safe stairs and hand rails.
As you can see, Yashin and his Father are pleased with the result.
Thank you to Brother John Moffatt, Michael Goodfellow, and Tim Ulrich for their involvement in this project!