Victor is 16-years old and has many diagnosis, including Spastic Quadriplegic Palsy and Epilepsy. He lives with his mother and sister. Victor was in need of a new Hoyer Lift.
The lift that they’ve been using since Victor was very young is broken and costs as much as a new lift to fix. The lifts that Medicaid will cover do not provide the support and positioning that Victor’s body requires due to his many hip and leg surgeries.Victor’s mother wrote the following to RKCF:
My son Victor has many health conditions including developmental delay, cerebral palsy, seizure disorder, sleep apnea, kidney stones, Gerd, gastric ulcer, osteoporosis and hypothyroid. He has had 5 surgeries on his hips and legs. Victor is a fragile child and I am in need of an electric Hoyer lift. I’m asking for your help because Medicaid, Children’s Medical Services, and Medicaid Waiver have not been able to provide me with any assistance to purchase a new electric Hoyer lift. I also do not have the resources to buy one myself. Without an electric Hoyer lift, Victor is always in bed all the time which worsens his health condition because it can create ulcers, which prevents any of his movements. Due to his body weight, I can not carry him by myself. I’m asking you Ricky King Foundation for your assistance. I appreciate all your cooperation and the help you can give me.
After receiving the lift Victor’s mother wrote the following thank you:
I want to acknowledge and appreciate you for helping my family. I’m thankful and blessed that I was given a miracle and that you were kind to help. Thank you so much. May God Bless you and keep doing wonderful things happening to people lives.
COLLIER, CHARLOTTE & LEE COUNTY THE RICKY KING CHILDREN’S FUND Jennifer Weidenbruch, Executive Director
625 9th Street North Suite 203
Naples, Fl. 34102
Phone: (239) 449-0209
Fax: (239) 300-2757 email@example.com