Lisa Marks: Making Mobility Happen
As a social worker, Lisa has seen her fair share of challenges faced by families in need. But one particular family she worked with stood out due to their incredible resilience and dedication to their child’s wellbeing.
The family, consisting of parents and their young son, had faced a difficult situation when they had to vacate their home due to a fire. For several months, they had to live in a hotel while their home was being rebuilt. Despite the hardship, the family remained attentive and focused on their son’s needs, ensuring he received the best care and support possible.
At the same time, as the child grew, his mobility needs increased and he required more space to move around in the house. The family realized they needed to make some modifications to their home to allow their son better accessibility throughout the house. They widened a door and made other home modifications to improve their child’s quality of life.
While the family knew the state could help assist financially with these changes, they still faced some bureaucratic hurdles in obtaining the necessary approvals. This is where Lisa came in, providing the family with the guidance and support they needed to navigate the process.
Lisa helped the family gather all the necessary documents and wrote a letter outlining the child’s specific needs and the benefits of the proposed modifications. The family also created a PowerPoint presentation to showcase their need for the modifications and how it would improve their son’s quality of life.
Thanks to their hard work and Lisa’s support, the family was able to obtain the approvals they needed to make the necessary modifications. The family was overjoyed as their son was able to move more freely and comfortably throughout the house.
Throughout the entire process, Lisa was impressed by the family’s unwavering dedication to their son’s wellbeing. Despite the challenges they faced, the family remained focused on their son’s needs, and they were willing to go to great lengths to ensure he received the best possible care.
In the end, the family’s story serves as an inspiring reminder of the power of love and dedication in overcoming challenges. Lisa was honored to work with such a loving and committed family and remains inspired by their unwavering commitment to their son’s happiness and wellbeing.
This is just one example of the amazing work that everyone here at Libertana strives to do every day, working tirelessly to help families in need and make a positive difference in the lives of those in need. By working together, we can help to create a brighter future for everyone.