On Saturday, February 10, 2018, we are having the fourth annual bowl-a-thon to help keep my dear friend and fellow quadriplegic Rhonda Reese out of a nursing home.
It is actually the fourth annual bowl-a-thon – but in five years!
That is possible, because I can report GOOD NEWS! Rhonda now has 24/7 care through a combination of assistance programs, because she is paralyzed from the chest down and lost both her parents in 2012, and also it’s cheaper for taxpayers if Rhonda is able to stay in a community setting and in her apartment. And because of the coverage, Rhonda can stretch dollars farther (and we did not need to do a bowl-a-thon fundraiser in 2017).
But there is a drawback to having 24/7 coverage… believe it or not, the shifts can be difficult to cover (likely due to a shortage of CNAs) and when a shift is uncovered, or somebody does not show up, Rhonda has to rely on and pay her small team of caregivers out of pocket.
That’s why we need to have another bowl-a-thon.
All the details and support materials are here:
We are grateful for all shares, prayers, participants, and pledges/donations in support! And may God bless us all!
William A. Miller, BSBA, ME
C1-2 Quadriplegic with a 255 High Bowling Game
Co-founder of Manufacturing Genuine Thrills Inc. d/b/a MGT
My blog: https://powerwheelchairusers.wordpress.com
Business website: http://www.ikanbowler.com
Personal website: http://www.lookmomnohands.net