Peter has worked in healthcare for over 30-years and when COVID-19 hit, he was right there on the front lines. He never thought that he would test positive for the virus, but on March 31, 2020 he did. He spent the next 45-days in the hospital. “It happen so fast. One minute I was fine and the next thing I knew I was in the hospital.”
During his hospitalization Peter suffered a stroke and a brain bleed which left him with multiple complication to overcome. One of those complication included loosing the use of his legs and the amputation of some of his toes.
When employees at MaxHome saw his story on the evening news and found out that Peter hadn’t been able to access his bathroom in over a year, they knew they had to help.
“If we see a chance help someone in the community, a chance to make their life a little easier we are going to do all we can to make it happen.”
-Richard Bolin, General Manager at MaxHome.
A few days later a MaxHome design team arrived at Peter’s house and started helping him plan his new accessible bathroom. A week later the install crew was back to make it happen. In one day they removed his old fiberglass bathtub, brought the plumbing up to code, and put in a walk-in shower with additional safety features.
“I am just so happy. This is going to make such a difference. I can’t wait to use it!”
With his new walk-in shower now in place, Peter can focus on his recovery and getting back to the things he loves like family cookouts and football.
“This shower is going to help so much. My goal is to one day be able to use my walker by myself to get in it. I will get there. I know I will. This helps give me that little extra push.”
-Peter, MaxHome Healthcare Hero