Community Builders Helps 11-Yr-Old Paralyzed Girl By Retro-fitting Her House


Eleven-year-old Hailey Cheng was only 11 years old when in one split second, during a hiking trip Troll Falls in Kananaskis, her life changed forever.

During the summer of last year, Hailey and her brother, Darren, went to Calgary, Alberta in Canada to visit some relatives. The warm weather inspired all of them to hike to Troll Falls in Kananaskis one day. They all thought it would be fun going there together.

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When they reached the top of Troll Falls, Hailey slipped and fell over the edge of the waterfall. On her way down, she hit big rocks and was considered lucky to survive.

The young girl suffered severe injuries including a fractured skull, a severed spinal cord and a broken back. The horrific fall left her paralyzed from the waist down.

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She’s still adjusting to using a wheelchair, which has been really challenging. Fortunately, generous people stepped in.

Her family realized that in order to make life easier for Hailey, they would need renovations of the house to make it wheelchair-friendly. Doorways need to be widened, a stairlift is also needed, and Hailey’s small bathroom requires renovation. The family launched a fund-raising campaign through GoFundMe to help cover the expenses of all of these renovations.
When Alair Homes heard of Hailey’s story, they made them an unbelievable offer. The home building company told the Chengs they’d be happy to retrofit their home — free of charge.

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The company installed a chairlift in just two weeks. They also installed new flooring upstairs and renovated Hailey’s bathroom to make it more accessible from her bedroom.

“It was a challenge. It was some late hours for some of these guys but it came together,” Paul McGavigan, a partner at Alair Homes said.

Hailey with her family and people from Alair Homes.

Before the renovations, Hailey just stayed on the first floor. Now, Hailey can easily get up and down the stairs, thanks to the chairlift. Daily activities may still be challenging for Hailey, but they are much less difficult thanks to all the people who put in the time and effort to help.

 

Source: Inspire More

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