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Review for J T Townsend Foundation Inc, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In April, 2018, my son Rick, 49 and a single father raising his 16 year old daughter, had a massive heart attack and cardiac arrest at their home. His daughter called 911 and administered CPR to her dad until EMS arrived. The EMS people and the hospital staff at Baptist Medical Center South said that he would not have survived but for his daughter’s actions.
After spending two months at Baptist hospital, he was sent to Brooks Rehab. Hospital for nearly a month and then to my home to be cared for by his three daughters and me. I had requested an electric hospital bed with full side rails and the JT Townsend foundation furnished that for us.
He was given home therapy for quite a while then was referred out for out-patient therapy at Brooks. Getting him from the house to the car was very difficult because he cannot walk with out help from at least two people helping him. The steps at my front door presented us with an almost impossible task. If it weren’t for strangers passing by, seeing us struggle with him and running to help us, we would have fallen with him on several occasions.
For several months I have been trying to get help to get a wheel-chair ramp by contacting many sources but, because of so many people on waiting lists and the prohibitively high cost for private pay, my efforts have been unsuccessful. Then a neighbor suggested I contact the JT Townsend Foundation.
A couple of days after I submitted an on-line application for help to get a ramp I received a call from Carmen at the JT Townsend Foundation. She was so nice and understanding and kept in close contact with me as she stepped me through the process for receiving help. After a couple weeks she called and told me we were approved and the next week, the ramp was built.
This may not seem like a big deal to some people but it is a HUGE deal for us. This ramp has made the transportation of my son to and from his Drs appointments and therapy sessions so much easier and safer.
I will always remember the JT Townsend Foundation and all the people involved in the wonderful work they do. It will always be #1 on my personal list of charities to support with donations so the good work they do can continue to help many, many others.
I will always be grateful to Carmen and all involved with this wonderful organization. Thank you and God Bless!

Richard Taylor

Role:  General Member of the Public