After 1500 days, 50,000 air miles, 40 tubs, hundreds of lives changed, Safe Step is celebrating 4 years of Safe Step Cares. Started 4 years ago, Safe Step Cares was created as a program of giving. Able to change lives of those that need it the most. Here is a look back at some of those wonderful people Safe Step was able to help.
Earlier this year, Karmen Vance in our corporate office received a call from Mike Rollins, a veteran in Valdosta, Georgia. He was interested in buying a tub to ease his pain and to give him and his wife some much needed independence. He was injured in a mortar attack in Iraq in 2003, is legally blind and suffers from TBI, PTSD, and severe gate loss and has to wear compression bandages which includes gloves, sleeves, and stockings. He also must
Kaitlyn Weaver is Alabaster, Alabama’s angel, a 9-year-old fashionista and fighter. The bright colors she wears matches her bright personality. She likes to sing and color but most of all, she likes cheerleading, even if it is done while in a wheelchair, which it has been lately. That is because she suffers from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and Von Willebrand disease, the female version of hemophilia. She is under the care of 9 doctors at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, does chemotherapy weekly
It began with a Facebook post, a long shot request from Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Designated Coordinator Becky Narveson to Minneapolis-based Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co. of Minnesota. In her request, Ms. Narveson told the story of four incredible ladies, all with intellectual disabilities, who have lived together for more than 30 years. The women are cared for 24 hours a day, but their needs have become more challenging recently. Their one outstanding need: a safe way to take