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Single mom has a 16-year-old son scheduled for a bone marrow transplant in September. The young man was born with a rare genetic disorder called chronic granulomatous immunodeficiency disease, and he is at a critical risk for fatal infections from environmental allergens such as bacteria and fungus. Before he can be released from his 100-day hospital recovery to go home, all carpet and all plush furniture must be removed from the home and replaced with hard-surface flooring and furnishings. The lowest estimate came in at $8,800 to $9,400 for 1,225 square feet of carpet removal and installation of the least expensive hard-surface flooring. Mom has quit work to care full-time for her son. The boy's father is able to help some financially, but no one in the family can afford the flooring replacement. They will gladly accept in-kind donations of volunteer labor if anyone has a work crew willing to remove the carpet or install the laminate. They will also gladly appreciate donations toward the cost of the new flooring. Of course they're glad to have it all done by a contractor but realize that's a large amount of financial aid to raise. Updated on September 20, 2023 by an Agency Worker
This family has been able to have the old flooring removed. Their son remains in hospital care following an infection, and is scheduled soon for his bone-marrow transplant. They received $300 from an anonymous donor but are still seeking $4,500 toward the cost of new flooring. Following the transplant, he'll stay at the facility for 100 days and may then go home only if there is hard-surface flooring at the home.
Location: Ferrum, VA 24088 - County: Franklin - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #Lake Christian Ministries - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $2502
This request is closed (non careportal resources came to meet the need)
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An Anonymous Responder: Would like to make a donation towards the carpets of $300.
Community Responder. 3 months ago
Needs 3 Needs / $2502 to go!
Volunteer or pro crew to remove carpet
1 out of 1 items still needed
Professional work crew to install flooring
1 out of 1 items still needed
Donations toward cost of new flooring
$2500 out of $2500 still needed

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