Amy Wills, a social worker at Central Baptist Home Health, submitted the following case to Lex-Care last week. Wills' client is a single woman who needs $376.11 to buy a special chair to meet her medical needs.
The woman was forced to retire from her career as a surgical assistant after a car accident affected her memory. She has since developed arthritis, cardiovascular disease, coronary atherosclerosis and diabetes. These conditions contribute to dizziness, weakness, inability to walk without a walker, and overall instability. Her medical team determined that a special chair was needed to accommodate her needs. Her only income is from Social Security, and she cannot afford this expense. Once the cost of the chair is paid, the woman will be able to maintain a safer, more secure way of living.
You can help: Send tax- deductible contributions to Lex-Care Inc. Emergency Fund, P.O. Box 1328, Lexington, Ky. 40508. Contact Lex-Care at (859) 227-2765 or Lexcare.org.