From our Clients.....

Scott is 34 years old and a cerebral palsy victim. He is confined to a wheel chair from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm with the rest of his day spent in a recliner chair. Scott's recliner was so old that the springs had worn through and it couldn't be fixed. When the Center gave Scott a new recliner, he asked his case worker to write the following thank you note to the Center:
"A chair is just a chair to most people, but to me it is my chair, my bed, my everything. I love all of you for caring about me, even though you have never met me".

Dear Friend,

I do not know your name, but I do know that you are very generous, and I want you to know that your generosity in contributing to the cost of my new custom molded shoes is deeply appreciated. I had polio as a child which resulted in a discrepancy of three shoe sizes between my feet, and a two inch difference in the lengths of my legs. At age 12 I had surgery to fuse the bones of my ankles. These factors have made it necessary for me to have custom made shoes based on cast molds of my feet. As you might imagine, such shoes are quite expensive and not covered by Medicare. Thus, your gift means a great deal to me. I am delighted with my new shoes-my first new pair in five years! And when I put them on my balance improves and walking with my walker is easier.

So I send a heart-felt "Thank you".

Gratefully,

M

 

Dear Donor,

Many, many thanks for making it possible for me to get financial help for my hearing aid. I'm 83 and really want to "stay in touch" with others for this last decade or so of my life. My parents were long-lived and, thank God, my general health is good. May God continue to inspire you with the sacrifice and generosity that makes your donations possible.

Sincerely, with prayers for all your intentions, Pat.

 

To whom it may concern,

I just want to let you know how much we appreciated your help last winter. Your donation made it possible for our family to keep our lights on and not have to worry about disconnection. I pray that one day I will be able to repay the favor by making a difference in someone else's life.

Thank you.

 

To whom it may concern,

I thank you so very much for helping my family and I with food and utilities. I am a single mom with 5 children, going to school and trying to make it.

Love, K

Ann is a 25 year old stay at home mom with a two year old daughter:

At age 3, I was diagnosed hard of hearing because of nerve damage. When I was 7, I got hearing aids from the school. That was great because we didn't have much money. During high school my hearing aids broke and my grandma gave me hers. Even though they didn't fit, they made my life better until they wore out and broke in 2007. It was hard because I couldn't hear my daughter cry or call for me. When I found a program at the Center that would pay for new hearing aids, I felt a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I cried all the way home. I'm so happy I can hear my daughter talk to me, and I can have a conversation with my husband without him getting frustrated. I actually feel normal. You changed my life, may God bless you.

Ann

Ruth is an elderly client living on a very meager income:

To the people of Redemptorist…I want to thank you for the foot stool, and tray for my walker. I am looking forward to using the tray on my walker, bringing my lunch from the kitchen into the living room where my chair is. I have no other chairs. Thanks again, Ruth.

 

The Center provides one ride bus tokens and monthly passes at greatly reduced rates.

To whom this may concern,

I am a frequent bus rider who takes 3 buses twice a day during the week to get to work. I also take the bus on weekends and evenings. Getting the pass from the Center is extremely important because I don't make a lot of money. This is a very important service.

Thank you,

Michelle

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