27 Year-Old Cancer Patient Receives Greatest Gift

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Today, Builders Care was able to help a North Fort Myers family in need with a portable wheelchair ramp.  This ramp is a blessing for the family and time was certainly of the essence.

About the Glover Family

Forest and Christina Glover live in their home with their 27 year old daughter, Rebecca. In 2015, Rebecca was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy. Just a few months ago, her doctors discovered the cancer had spread and she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

Rebecca is now bed bound and under the full-time care of Home Hospice and her mother, who left her job to be by her daughter’s side. Before the addition of this ramp, Rebecca was confined to their 725-square foot mobile home. Thanks to community fundraising efforts, Rebecca will now be able to go outside and enjoy the time she has left. Our hearts are full for Rebecca and our thoughts and prayers are with this very special family.

BUILDERS CARE STAFF VISITS WITH REBECCA AND BRINGS HER SOME OF HER FAVORITE MOVIES

 

SPECIAL NOTE FROM THE GLOVER FAMILY:

Christina C Glover I would like to thank Builders care for their wonderful generosity of this wheelchair ramp for my daughter just last week we could not take her to a doctor visit because we could not get her out of the house now not only can she make doctor visits but she can go outside and enjoy the sunshine in the time she has left God bless Builders care and all that they do (8/3/2017) 
Nate Grizzly Glover Thank y’all! Y’all have done so much for my sister and family. It’s nice to know that there are organizations like yours that help families out in their time of need. (8/3/2017) 
Forest Dewayne Glover Thanks to the find gift from Lee Builders care Rebecca enjoyed her first time outside in the fresh air in a long time (8/3/2017) 

Miss Rebecca enjoying the beautiful outdoors and fresh air

 

RAMPS UP!

Builders Care is continuing to receive an overwhelming number of requests for people in need of wheelchair ramps. With some of these needs being time sensitive, Builders Care has begun exploring the concept of portable wheelchair ramps to further fulfil its mission of serving elderly and disabled homeowners. If you or someone you know would like to donate a portable ramp to Builders Care, please contact us at (239) 938-0056 or email builderscare@bia.net.  These small acts of generosity can go a long way in changing lives for the better.

About Builders Care

Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Its mission is to provide emergency home repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4 Million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need.  Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Suite 118 in Fort Myers. The Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net ) is a 62-year-old association affiliated with National Home Builders Association and Florida Home Builders Association that serves to strengthen our community by advancing a professional building industry through advocacy, education and services. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056. Follow Builders Care at Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare or on Twitter @LeeBuildersCare.