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Meet Grace. Grace is 16 years old and has a diagnosis of spastic quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. She lives with her parents in a two-story home, but her living space is downstairs. Grace requires maximum assistance with all of her activities of daily living due to the severity of her Cerebral Palsy.

The most significant challenges facing Grace and her family are transfers and bathing. Presently, Dad is the only caregiver capable of lifting Grace as she is not able to assist and it is difficult for him. The parents also need a safe way to shower Grace as getting her in and out of the traditional tub/shower is very difficult and unsafe.

To assist this family, Tucker’s House completed the following modifications:

  • Retrofitted Grace’s bathroom with a zero-entry shower so a mobile shower chair can be utilized.
  • Widened doorways where possible and input expandable hinges on doorways where widening was not possible.
  • Installed a wall lift that will allow Grace and her caregivers to be safe during transfers.

In order to complete the project, we relied on the assistance of the Village Church of Nashville who partnered with us to fund this project for this special family. Hiller also donated all of their plumbing services on this project. We are grateful to our partners who help us transform a child’s home into one that is safe and accessible.

We consider it a privilege to be a part of these family’s stories and help provide dignity and inclusion for children and young adults in our community. We have a core belief that every child should feel at home and this drives us in everything we do.

Tucker’s House is a 501(c)3 non-profit in Middle Tennessee that serves families who have children with disabilities by making their homes safer and more accessible. We receive no state or federal funding and our ability to perform services depends on the support of our Middle Tennessee community. The average cost of a project is $15,000 and your continued support goes to help children like Grace and their families have safe and accessible homes.

Graham Honeycutt, Executive Director of Tucker’s House, to learn more or to donate visit www.tuckershouse.org.

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