- Unload laundry from dryer
- Assist partner in loading laundry into top loading washing machine
- Fetch wheelchair when it’s out of reach
- Assist in clean up of house – pickup, carry, deposit designated items
- Pay for purchases at high counters
- Tug socks off without biting down on foot
- Pull drapery cord to open or close drapes
- Transfer assistance from wheelchair to van seat, bed, toilet or bathtub
- Assist to walk step by step, brace between each step, from wheelchair to nearby seat
- Call 911 on K-9 rescue phone, let emergency personnel into home and lead to partner’s location
- Lie down on a person’s chest to produce a cough when suction machine is unavailable
- Service Dogs can also help with veterans living with PTSD; they provide emotional support and can help people adjust back into the every day grind
As Winter brings cold weather and record breaking snowfall amounts, it seems to also bring out peoples’ humanitarian efforts. People have turned their kindness up to 10 and especially to individuals in wheelchairs who find themselves in precarious positions.
Here’s our favorite 3 acts of kindness that have rolled out within the last week.
Waiting For The Bus
There’s nothing worse than sitting alone at a bus stop in the freezing cold in many feet of snow. Now imagine if there wasn’t a seat or any way to even stand away from the dangerous road conditions and traffic.
Massachusetts resident Kamisha was in an even worse position of being in a wheelchair where she didn’t have access to a sidewalk to stay away from the danger while she waited. Enter two young girls, Misty and Lucia Lottman who saw Kamisha’s predicament as they were leaving the library.
While they weren’t able to rectify the situation, they waited with Kamisha for over 30 minutes until her bus came and kept her company. Awesome! Read the full story here!
Fulfilling an Unspoken Need
Lucky for Jeremy, his coach located a great iPad app that allowed him to better communicate and keep up with his classmates which opened up his world to amazing possibilities. But it gets even better.
His fellow classmates saw that the iPad was mounted to his wheelchair with twist ties and other makeshift items and they went about designing a special device using a 3-D printer to better mount his iPad for easy access and changed his life forever. Read the full story here!
Pizza Saves The Day
Louisville resident Lisa Jumper was trying to get to her bus stop when her power wheelchair got stuck in the snow. Luckily, a customer at the local mellow Mushroom saw her predicament and told employees of the problem.
The pizza parlor employees Ben Brooks and Vashaun Banks grabbed shovels and not only dug her out, but also cleared the path for her all the way to the bus stop over a block away. Mama Mia! Read the full story here!
Thank you to these amazing good Samaritans and tune in early next week for part 2 of our Good Samaritan series with a good deeds for our men in uniform.
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