Lafayette A/C Teams with Wishmakers for “Cool” Donation
Sarah Rogers has seen her 13-year-old daughter, Patty, go through more in the last year and a half of her life than most adults have to endure in a lifetime.
Two years ago, Patty was diagnosed with an extremely advanced case of childhood cancer known as neuroblastoma.
“She just finished her 11th course of chemotherapy and is wiped out, nauseated and in pain,” said Rogers of her daughter. “We will be going to Children's Hospital in Cincinnati in three weeks for a different type of therapy for children with recurring or resistant cancer.”
With Patty’s medical needs being the top priority, Rogers doesn’t have the time or finances to tackle the upkeep the family’s home needs, so a family friend turned to the Wishmakers program for help.
“Sarah has more than enough on her plate to deal with and we were thrilled to find a company to help her solve this one issue,” said Angie Hicks, founder of Angie’s List. “Even as she dealt with her daughter’s issue, she tried to fix the a/c issues, but the company that had installed it had gone out of business. We reached out to Selvey Heating & Cooling because they had earned a great reputation from Angie’s List members and we thought they’d be willing to help.”
A technician found improper duct installation was the cause of the issue and was able to quickly correct the problem.
“Providing services like this at no charge is only possible because of our wonderful clients who keep us in business,” said owner David Selvey.
“This project won’t help resolve Patty’s health issues, but it will help the family live a little more comfortably,” Hicks said.
A crew from Selvey will go back to the house this Thursday to perform a tune-up on the A/C system to ensure that it is as efficient as possible.
Previous Wishmakers projects include:
Repairs air conditioning for Dallas-area family who had gone with out cool air for more than two years.
Installing a new concrete walkway and steps for a Pittsburgh family whose daughter is stricken with Crohn’s disease.
Providing a plumbing work and a new bathtub surround for a Milwaukee woman who suffers from multiple health issues.
Giving a wounded soldier’s mother in Atlanta, Georgia, a new kitchen sink and dishwasher.
Providing a new roof for a Shaker Heights, Ohio family who lost their three young daughters in a house fire.
Helping a Chicago family move into a new house when their home was foreclosed after the death of their 11-year old daughter.
Painting the home of a Carmel, Ind. family who faced financially difficulties due to medical ailments and the loss of a job.
Building a room addition on to the home of an Indianapolis family whose little boy has the “Bubble Boy” disease and has to live in sterile isolation.
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