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Desmond Dove

BALTIMORE, MD

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Desmond is 13 who was very active child. He loved to play football and swim. Desmond had an asthma attack on September 23, 2012. He woke up in the middle of the night complaining about shortness of breath. Tawanaa put him on a nebulizer treatment. In the middle of the treatment Desmond told his mother to call the paramedics. When they got there Desmond was conscious and few seconds later he was unconscious 15 minutes which resulted in an Anoxic Brain Injury. He was hospitalize for 8 months for medical care and rehabilitation. He came home to us on May 15,2013. Desmond is wheelchair dependent and unable to do anything on his own. . Since he’s been home he has been getting ongoing physical, occupational and speech therapy at home because we are unable to transport Desmond to his appointments. We have used several public wheelchair transportation companies and have been late or missed many appointments because they are unreliable. Just last week we waited two hours after Desmond’s appointment at a hospital to get him home. We are now using his grandmother 2003 Kia Sedona to transport him sometimes. We have to lift him out his chair and put him in the seat in the van . Desmond is 5’6 and weigh 108lbs. Lifting him is very difficult to do. I’ve devoted all my time in to taking care of him and looking for a reasonable vehicle to transport him from place to place. I would love to be able to take him out and enjoy nice days and take him to appointments without us being late or missing them all together.