The Jan Carpenter Fund for Independence
Organized by: Linda Dartsch
Jan Carpenter of Boise, Idaho is a wonderful, caring woman in her 50's. She recently had two spinal cord strokes and is now paralyzed from the rib cage down.
Jan attended the University of Idaho and is a graduate of Boise State Univeristy.
August 10, 2014 Update
Jan was unable to return to her job at Boise State and will need a lengthy period of readjustment and outpatient rehabilitation in order to return to work.
Although Jan is receiving Medicaid services which include personal aides who help with her activities of daily living, she is required to pay $500 more per month than she receives from her disability income. This will be an ongoing need until she can return to work.
There are also immediate needs for home improvements and medical equipment. The elevator lift in Jan’s wheelchair was not covered by insurance and will cost $1200. Carpet needs to be replaced in the bedroom with laminate flooring to help facilitate movement of the Hoyer lift and other equipment, which will run $1500-2000 with installation. Additional shelving is needed in the kitchen to make things more accessible and the kitchen faucet will be need to be replaced.
A wheelchair accessible van will need to be purchased in order to give Jan access to the community and eventually return to work and live as independently as possible!
If you prefer to donate in person rather than online, please go to any Wells Fargo branch and ask to donate to the Don & Iris Carpenter Fund for Jan Carpenter. Thank you!!