Caleb is a happy and spirited 8 year old boy who was born with Polymicrogyria. This brain malformation causes him to have multiple seizures and contributes to significant physical and mental developmental delays. Adopted at birth, Caleb’s parents Andy and Jay have worked hard to provide a loving home for both Caleb and his recently adopted sister Lily. Lily too has had her challenges coming from China at 3½ years old and adjusting to a new life in Calgary. Once here, she also had to go through surgery to correct a severe cleft palate – a lot for a toddler to deal with she but is thriving with the love and support of her parents and Caleb.
ARK is thrilled to be able to help Caleb and his family by providing a much-needed renovation to the family bathroom. Now that Caleb is getting bigger and heavier to lift and carry, their typical ‘70’s bathroom makes every day very difficult. ARK will renovate the bathroom to make it fully accessible with wheelchair access as well as a roll in shower. Andy will no longer have to carry Caleb into the tub from his wheelchair in the hallway.
The estimated cost of this renovations is roughly $30,000. We hope to raise half of the cost through donations of labour and materials from our great supportive team of trades and suppliers. The balance will come through cash donations from generous donors such as yourself. If you would like to help ARK help Caleb and his family, please do not hesitate to contact us - your support would be greatly appreciated!