Meet Stella. Stella is a sweet and vivacious 4-year-old with Spina Bifida. Stella and her parents recently moved into their new forever home and are looking forward to Tucker’s House partnering with them to make the house as accessible as possible for Stella so that she can become as independent as possible.
Stella primarily uses her manual wheelchair to navigate her home and community. Changes that would be beneficial are changes in the design footprint of the interior of the house, including solid surface flooring throughout, and an accessible bathroom. These changes will increase Stella’s ability to navigate and access all areas of the home. To assist this family, Tucker’s House is going to complete the following home modifications:
- Retrofit Stella’s bathroom with a zero-entry shower so a mobile shower chair can be utilized along with a roll-under sink
- Install solid surface flooring throughout the home so Stella has access to all parts of her home in her wheelchair
- Widen doorways for wheelchair access
In order to complete the project, we rely on volunteers, donated labor, and our financial partners. 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 Stella 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.