Our third project was for the Griffen family to help install the necessary modifications to make their bathroom handicap accessible. Thomas Griffen was first diagnosed with Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy when he was only 3 years old.
Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy is a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle weakness. It is caused by a change in a protein called dystrophin and is the most severe out of the 4 types of dystrophinopathies. DMD first effects the proximal muscles (close to the core of the body) and then the muscles on your limbs making it progressively harder to get daily tasks done.
One of the daily challenges they faced as Thomas got older was getting in and out of the shower tub, even a cut bathtub became too much. The sink then became a struggle as he couldn’t stand for long periods of time.
These are daily challenges that most of us don’t have to face, which is why Maddie’s Miracles wants to help those who do. Now that the Griffen family has the proper equipment & modifications in their home they can overcome tasks that used to be a struggle. Greta was extremely happy with their newly renovated handicap accessible bathroom.
“I’d like to thank everyone involved; this was an amazing gift that will make life a little easier for both Thomas and myself!”
We are so happy the Griffen’s love their new bathroom and we would like to thank Bob Entler & Luciana Kitchen and Bath for their help.