ALS patient can’t walk after fall while waiting for home retrofit help

CBC News | May 18, 2016

The family of a New Brunswick woman with ALS is calling on the provincial government to streamline a program designed to help retrofit homes for people with disabilities.

Ruth Holt, a 64-year-old mother of two from New Denmark, was waiting for funding to make her bathroom wheelchair-accessible when she went in with her walker instead and fell on May 9.

She has been unable to walk since then. Now, she must be given sponge baths and lifted onto a commode in the family farm house. 

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Ruth Holt, who has ALS, fell in the bathroom while using her walker instead of her wheelchair because her bathroom isn't wheelchair-accessible yet.


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