Tag Archives: New Brunswick

Woman with disability raises enough money to leave hospital and go home

CBC News | November 28, 2016, Written by Tori Weldon

Kelly Anne Denton said she could have come home months ago, but couldn’t afford the renovations needed to make her home wheelchair accessible.

She said after she was denied funding from the Department of Social Development, she and her family turned to the community and crowd funding.

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Tristan Denton, Kelly Anne Denton

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Faulty wheelchair leaves Riverview woman injured, shaken

CBC News | August 19, 2016, Written by Suzanne Lapointe

A Riverview woman has been desperately trying to get her wheelchair repaired after falling from it twice in the past few weeks because of faulty brakes.

Bernadette Brule says she is facing lots of red tape and simply can’t wait any longer for a solution and is literally losing sleep because of it.

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Bernadette Brule said she's suffered several injuries because the brakes on her wheelchair have given way as she's tried to transfer from her chair to her bed or the toilet.

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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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