Habitat for Humanity remodels family’s bathroom for girl with cerebral palsy

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A bathroom remodel is making life easier on a family with a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

Wyatina Jackson says her 10-year-old granddaughter, Tyler, loves water but bathing her was hard because all they had was a tub.

Milledgeville-Baldwin Habitat for Humanity made the upgrade happen thanks to an $8,000 grant.

“Oh yeah we’re very thankful,” Jackson said. “We’re able now to set her in the tub chair and she enjoys the sprinkles as we bathe her.”

Wyatina reached out to Milledgeville-Baldwin Habitat for some help, asking for a bathroom upgrade, and she got it.

Katherine Lacksen, Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator for the chapter, says that’s a part of what they do.

“You’re actually taking something that’s already there and making it more usable,” Lacksen said. “Let’s partner with local contractors, let’s use grants that are available and help someone that really needs it.”

So now one of Tyler’s favorite things to do, is one of her grandmother’s too.

“Sometimes she’ll smile and laugh and sometime it even puts her to sleep, but she love the soothing effect of the shower,” Jackson said.

 

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