She is a single mother of five who has a baby on dialysis. Her one-year-old son has a serious kidney disease, on at-home dialysis and is awaiting a possible transplant. She is asking for a wall unit A/C--just for her son's room--because excessive heat could be terribly problematic:
I rent a home but it does not have central air. I have 3 fans, but when it gets hot, it could be very harmful to my son, who is doing home-dialysis and cannot tolerate heat. A fan will not be enough to keep him cool when the summer heat sets in. I can't afford an air conditioner at this time, and my son desperately needs one for his room.
She isn't asking for cooling for the whole home. Just for her son's room. And the cost is minimal. See how many Modest Needs points this single mom needs to keep her disabled son safe and sound.
[photo by smoovebert]