The Application of the Day is a hard one to read. The details laid out by the wife of a man with debilitating Multiple Sclerosis are heartbreaking. The good news is that we can turn this story around.
This wife spent all of her life savings taking care of her husband who is unable to walk due to his disease. One of the things she bought for him was a recumbant trike that allowed him mobility, independence and immense happiness:
He strapped his cane to the frame with a bungee cord and he went everywhere he wanted to go, when he wanted to go. He came home spilling over with stories of his adventures on bike paths, parks, grocery shopping, and even the swimming pool. His doctor said he lost ten pounds the first month. He was brimming with vitality and enthusiasm as he spoke of the people he had met, the birds and animals he had come across and the places he had gone. He was a new man. Then, about ten days ago, he went out to the porch where the trike was chained and corded to the main supporting pillar. It was gone! The combination cords and the chains had been cut.
Simultaneously sad and infuriating. But, you can help! This kind and loving wife is requesting help with purchasing a new recumbent trike from the kind donors at Modest Needs. And to ensure that the new trike remains safe, their generous landlord plans to build them a small storage shed for the vehicle.
To help this couple regain the independence and joy that they lost from robbers, just click this link.