Meet Jessica and her three children who live in Anderson, SC. Their home, until last week, had three bedrooms and one bath. Her oldest son (8) has cerebral palsy, is wheel chair bound, blind, and requires a feeding tube. His brother is three and his sister is two. Jessica is a full-time mom on limited income.
She called us looking for someone who could provide her with a wheel chair ramp. Upon visiting the home, it became apparent that there were other issues. The one bathroom was very small and required picking up her son to carry him to the tub. Fortunately, they had a separate area that we could widen the door and make handicap accessible with a walk-in shower. We have spent the last two weeks making this happen.
They are also in desperate need of kitchen cabinets which we will be installing next week. They do not have a HVAC system so we are working with Anderson Interfaith Ministries (AIM)to obtain a grant for this.
Concord Baptist Church is stepping up to help provide the ramp as well as grading the driveway so Jessica won’t lose any more oil pans from her car.
It is truly amazing to watch God work through His willing servants on these projects. Our budget is $5,000.00. Please donate if you are so led to help.
Jessica and her two youngest are enjoying her newly remodeled kitchen. Many thanks to Zion UMC for providing the labor.
Jessica’s heart has been touched by the kindness shown her and the children through the bathroom addition and now the new kitchen. Her original request for a wheelchair ramp will be answered on Friday by Concord Baptist Church. Also, last week Jimmy Tinsley with Concord graded and significantly improved her driveway.
Many thanks to the Concord Baptist Church team for making Jessica’s dream of a wheelchair ramp come true. Now she can roll Joshua, her 8 year old son with cerebral palsy, into the home without having to carry him up the steps. This, combined with her new bathroom and kitchen cabinets, has enhanced their quality of life greatly, for which she is eternally grateful.
We will continue to work with Anderson Interfaith Ministries to obtain grants to fund a new HVAC system and windows.
The Christmas season has kicked off in great fashion for the Cyran family, thanks to the Concord Baptist Church Team.
When the team constructed the wheelchair ramp last month, they realized that the concrete porch had no railings, which was dangerous for the young children. As a result, they pulled together the materials and people power to construct not only the railings but also to put a roof over the porch. Jessica is excited to have an additional safe, dry place for the kids to play as well as being able to use her grill while it’s raining.
The blessings continue as Zion UMC has contracted with Santa to provide gifts for the family on Christmas morning. God is good!