Monthly Archives: March 2018
Help us reach our goal of $10,000 – all funds will help open doors to homes that are accessible and affordable for Calgarians with limited mobility.
If you're deciding whether or not to join the Charity Challenge this year, here are several reasons to convince you to join!
Remy’s life was on-track for success. At 20 years old, he moved from Eastern Canada to Canmore and had recently completed his Journeyman ticket as an automotive technician. He was also enrolled in the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) guiding program, and enjoyed backcountry skiing, ice climbing, and mountain biking before his stroke at age 27. The stroke caused a severe brain hemorrhage, and as a result, Remy was paralyzed on the right side of his body. Remy recovered in hospital for five months, and spent one year in a rehabilitation program. After this life-altering event, it was imperative for Remy to find an appropriate, accessible home that offered him safety and stability. “I was never homeless, but I was going to be because I had nowhere to go. My only option was the hospital. Life on the street with my condition was not an option,” said Remy. After moving into low-income housing in downtown Calgary, he was able to start gaining back his independence. Remy had to make changes to his apartment, which included attaching rope to doors so he could easily open them, and installing a temporary “super pole” in the apartment to allow him to get...Read More→