Reshaping Andrea's World
Lives with: Spina Bifida, the improper formation of the spine and spinal cord, and Hydro Encephalopathy or “Water on the Brain”
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Andrea is a bright, friendly child who loves her dog, Lilly. She lives with spina bifida and hydro encephalopathy. Andrea frequently has seizures and needs constant monitoring. Unable to walk, she uses a wheelchair to navigate her world.
Andrea’s mother recently lost her job due to the pandemic, and they need our help to make their house an accessible home.
For Andrea, we are planning to begin a completely accessible bathroom in January, and the installation of a chair lift in March.
Watch for more project details to come, as well as more information about this bright-eyed little tyke.
If you would like to help us Reshape Andrea’s World, please visit our donate page today!
Andrea's Project Updates
The ARK Project team has been hard at work Reshaping Andrea’s World.
Spear headed by our amazing partners over at Shift Accessibility, Andrea’s new fully accessible bathroom is well underway.
We broke ground the week of January 18th, doing the concrete work, drainage, framing and the rough-ins for the electrical and plumbing. The following week brought glowing approvals from the City Inspectors and the beginning of the drywall installation.
The early days of February saw the finishing of the drywall and preparing for the new countertop.
So it’s full steam ahead!
The end of February brought some exciting news… we ordered the chair lift from 101 Mobility! Andrea’s new ride should arrive in 6-8 weeks.
In the mean time, we’ve kept busy. The final electrical and pluming installations have begun, and the tile installation is complete!
Way to go team!
As March marches on, so does Andrea’s Project!
Everything’s beginning to really come together!
We finished the grout, tile and the electrical. The plumbing and the millwork are right behind them!
Below there are great shots of the new wet-room and the storage bench and vanity areas.