The Lowe family in New Brunswick applied to receive help with funding from Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s equipment program. Joey Lowe is affected by a neuromuscular disorder and the family needed help to pay for a specialized mattress, which would help Joey and increase his comfort and health. The Lowe family was really touched by the impact that the Services department made in their lives.
The following letter is excerpted from a letter written to the New Brunswick Services office by the Lowe family:
To all members of the Muscular Dystrophy Services office and to Sheila—
Thank you for the recent help we received for purchasing a special mattress for our son. We certainly never expected the help to the extent we got and it was so needful at this time.
I had to recently leave the workforce due to health reasons and had no resources for this extra medical expense.
Joey has been using this special mattress now for over a month and the skin problems he was having are starting to clear up. The Occupational Therapist told us that pressure sores can be quite serious but somehow this ROHO mattress seems to be clearing all the problem areas up.
Thank you, Sheila, for the telephone call to let us know we were going to get funding help. Thanks also for contacting Lawtons [Home Healthcare store] and getting things settled there.
Thank you seems to be such inadequate words to let you know how grateful we are but that’s all I know to say.
Please let everyone who works in your office know how grateful we are to everyone connected to this funding program.
The Lowe Family
It’s gratifying to know that Muscular Dystrophy Canada can make a difference. If you or someone you know can use our services, register or learn more by contacting your regional office.