My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Access Partnership, Norfolk, VA, USA
My wife and I were high school sweet hearts and looking back on the life we had planned together all those years ago, we never dreamed we would be going through the situation we are currently in. My wife was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) last year, and we were devastated to say the least. My wife at this stage is now has lost all voluntary movement below the waste, and I have been having to lift her to basically do anything that requires any use of the lower body muscles. This has really been taking a toll on my own body. I have been so worried I will hurt myself with the constant care my wife requires and then we would really be in trouble. Unable to afford the much needed medical equipment that would greatly help us out as this horrible disease progresses, we contacted Access Partnership and they were more than helpful, they were a God send! They were able to provide us with a Trapeze Bar, which was great because my wife can still use her arms and this will give her some much needed physical therapy. They also were able to give us a Patient Lift! This has just been such a blessing! I can now move her in and out of the bed and/or wheelchair with a considerable amount of ease, giving my old back a much need break from all the lifting. We were also provided with other medical supplies that will go a long way in keeping my wife comfortable and well taken care of. I honestly don't feel I could say thank you enough! You have change our quality of life, making this difficult transition a little bit easier. We both thank you Access, from the bottom of are hearts. May God bless you and the community you serve!