The biggest news we have to share is that Kevin is now getting settled into his new section of the house. Thanks to the hard work of so many volunteers, Kevin has been spending the past 2 weeks getting acclimated to the new surroundings.
One of the newest features that has really improved this for the nurses, our dad and Kevin is the automatic lift system. Having this in place cuts the time it takes to get Kevin in and out of bed, into the shower or into his chair. It is also much safer and more comfortable than the portable lift we have been using for the past year. Thanks to Closets by Design, Kevin’s space is well organized and his belonings are finally getting uppacked and moved out of storage in the basement. it is really starting to feel like his place.
There are a few things that are still in the works. The outside railing for his ramp, a new deck to create an accessible outside space and of course finding the right furniture are all in progress. Here are a few pictures to give you an idea of how things are coming along.
Now that there is a little bit more space we want to encourage everyone to visit Kevin as often as you can. As much as he would love to be able to pick up and head into the city or take a trip to see his friends and family, the logistics are sometimes a bit daunting. So if you can swing by, even for a little, I am sure he would appreciate it.
One final note, registration is open for the FOKN Golf Outing this September. Please visit http://fokngolfin.eventbrite.com/# for more information. (Thanks to Jessica Ewing for creating the event poster!)