SKIL Resource Center is seeking to hire an Assistive Technology Specialist in the Wichita KS area. Must have an understanding of the Independent Living philosophy. Need to possess a basic knowledge of Assistive Technology and be familiar with various computer programs. Apply online: www.skilonline.com or submit a resume to: Human Resources, SKIL Resource Center, PO Box 957, Parsons, KS 67357. SKIL is an EOE. Qualified persons with a disability are encouraged to apply.
A trip to Mayo clinic...
30 HOME MADE DINNERS/FREEZER & FLAT SCREEN TV GIVEAWAY
Submitted by Beverly Read.
What do home made frozen dinners, a freezer and an Ultra HD flat screen give away have to do with getting a young mom to the Mayo Clinic? Christina VanMeerbeck –Weldon, a graduate of Jayhawk-Linn High School and resident of Pleasanton, Kansas is literally fighting for her life. Thirty-three year-old Christina, mother of three young daughters and wife of her high school sweetheart Corey, was diagnosed with non-alcoholic Cirrhosis of the liver in May of 2015 after years of undiagnosed illness. Last May, she was sent by life flight to KU Medical Center where she fell into a coma with a variceal bleed. She managed to survive that episode but her health has continued to decline. Because of the liver not functioning properly, she also suffers from Hepatic Encephalopathy that occurs when ammonia builds up in the body causing confusion, and can lead to possible coma and death.
Christina’s doctor has said he cannot place her on the donor list because of her significant medical conditions. He recommended placing her on Hospice and has decided that he can do nothing further for her. Christina wishes to continue to be here for her family. Without major intervention, that hope cannot become a reality.
Christina’s Primary Care Doctor decided her case might benefit from a second opinion and he submitted her records to the Transplant Team at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Last week, Christina received notification from Mayo Clinic accepting her as a patient and said they would work with her doctors here upon her return home! They set a date in mid June for her to come for further examination and testing. Mayo clinic has given her hope for a second chance at life. She wants to see her daughter’s complete school, get married and she wants to become a grandmother some day. That has renewed her hope.
To make this effort a reality, a 30 30 Family Dinners in a Freezer and Flat Screen TV Giveaway Fundraiser will run until June 5th. For a $5 ticket you could receive a 6.9 cu. ft. freezer that is full of 30 home cooked frozen meals serving 6, whipped up by some of Linn & Bourbon County’s finest cooks. $20 would purchase 5 tickets. An additional big item will be given for second place which is a Sharp 43” Ultra HD LED Smart 4K Flat Screen TV valued at $550.
All funds will be so appreciated and will be used to provide transportation, lodging, food and copays while at Mayo Clinic. The fundraiser is sponsored by SKIL Resource Center a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization.
Meals/Freezer and TV recipients are responsible for picking up items in Mound City, Kansas upon notification.
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On this week's edition of "Resource Central," Joe Reinecker interviews Mercy Hospital physical therapist Bob Meredith. The two discuss appropriate exercise and physical therapy for individuals with disabilities.
On this week's edition of "Resource Central," Joe Reinecker interviews Rick Macias from the Chanute SKIL office on the recent ADAPT rally in Washington, D.C. At the rally, ADAPT supporters were trying to advocate a bill that would keep more disabled people out of nursing homes.