Linda is battling a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disorder, Myasthenia Gravis. This disease effects less than 1% of the US population. It causes a person great pain and fatigue, and eventual immobility. Linda said that within a few years, she will be confined to a wheelchair.
Linda still takes care of her elderly parents while she still can. Her mom has dementia and her dad has a pacemaker. Linda’s mom recently could not recognize her. Linda fears that her dad is also developing dementia. She makes sure that every day they are eating, and taking their medications.
Her son and his family recently moved in with Linda to help take care of her and her home. Linda’s son and wife brought their three children, a 10 year old girl, a 3 year old boy, and a 1 ½ year old little girl. The family squeezed into Linda’s house. The love of family filling her home is vast, but unfortunately, tangible space is tight!
That’s when Linda reached out to Friends In Deed and was able to receive bunk beds. The 10 year old girl gets the top bunk (of course, seniority rules!). The kids love their beds, and it has saved the family some space and improved their quality of living. Since Linda is sleeping in a cumbersome hospital bed, saving the space is more crucial.
Linda is now on the waiting list for more space-saving furniture, which means waiting for more generous donations.