Elevator Companies Help Grant Teens Wish

Access Solutions and Waupaca Elevators recently teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant a disabled teens wish.  Tommy is an 18-year old battling CNS Vasculitis– a life-threatening condition of the central nervous system– that causes him to rely on a wheelchair for mobility.  The Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants the wishes of children who have life-threatening medical conditions, contacted Tommy about his one special wish.  What is the one thing he asked for? An elevator to carry him to the basement where he could enjoy his train sets.  This was the first time that Make-A-Wish had helped install an elevator in a home.  Kudos to these elevator companies for being a part of this project.

 

Photo of the Week

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This is a picture of a solar powered elevator that is located in London.  This unique elevator was designed to make the Duke of York Steps accessible by wheelchair.  In addition, it will hold up to eight people. The designer is in the process of obtaining a patent and hopes to install at least three more for the London 2012 Olympics. 

For the full article on how it works click here

This article was also mentioned by Tom over on the Elevator Radio Show this morning.