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since April 16, 2012
Learning project management while helping the community
PolyHouse improves the quality of life for local disabled individuals facing financial hardship by providing needed renovations to their homes.
Meet our 2015 client below!
|Our client is a 21-year old girl with Rett Syndrome, a rare genetic postnatal neurological disorder of the grey matter of the brain that almost exclusively affects females. She was normal till the age of 2 until the syndrome effaced all aspects of life. She has had 3 major surgeries and countless days in the hospital. She lives with her mother and younger brother and requires assistance with all daily living needs: feeding, bathing, dressing, transferring and toileting. All the bedrooms are upstairs and her mom has to carry her up and down the stairs several times a day. Over the years, the physical demands of caring for her have taken a toll. Our goal is to give this family hope by improving the safety and comfort of their home. The students plan to install a stair lift; make the bathroom, doorways and backyard wheelchair accessible; install hardwood floors; and provide other renovations.|