Aeroflow Healthcare Announces Charitable Donation to Support Build of Local Inclusive Playground

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Aeroflow Healthcare, a nationwide provider of durable medical equipment (DME), today announced a donation of $10,000 to assist in the buildout of a local inclusive playground. This donation will help to fund a local Eagle Scout project aimed at revamping the current playground at Lake Tomahawk Park in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

Renovated playground at Lake Tomahawk Park

"We work with thousands of children who have physical disabilities. These children, especially those in our own community, deserve the same access to all things in life, including a safe, accessible place to play," said Mica Phillips, Director of Aeroflow Urology.

Aeroflow Healthcare, a nationwide provider of durable medical equipment (DME), today announced a donation of $10,000 to assist in the buildout of a local inclusive playground. This donation will help to fund a local Eagle Scout project aimed at revamping the current playground at Lake Tomahawk Park in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

Aeroflow, which is headquartered in Asheville, NC, partnered with a local Eagle Scout, Noah Lewkowicz, a junior at Owen High School, to help bring to life his Eagle Scout project of renovating the existing playground into an inclusive playground for children and adults of all ages and abilities. This included replacing existing mulch at the playground with a new, smooth poured surface, creating ADA-approved concrete ramps for entry to the park, as well as adding in a hardback swing for children with low motor skills.

“Noah began his Eagle Scout project 2 years ago, just a few years prior a close family friend was in a near-fatal car crash, which left him unable to walk. Following the accident, Noah realized that there weren't many handicap accessible spaces in the whole of Black Mountain,” says Wendy Lewkowicz, Noah’s mother. “Our local playgrounds, in particular, were nearly impossible to navigate and made hard for our friend to take his kids to the park safely. This had a profound impact on Noah, who then made it his mission to make an accessible playground for, not only our family friend, but all families.”

“The community rallied behind Noah to raise a few thousand dollars, but was left with a gap of $10,000 to meet necessary ADA requirements. That’s when Aeroflow swooped in to offer their support. Noah, and the whole community by extension, was incredibly touched by Aeroflow’s generosity in covering the entire rest of the project costs, and now all of Black Mountain will have an amazing, accessible playground to share.”

"Within the Urology division of Aeroflow, we work with thousands of children who have physical disabilities. These children, especially those in our own community, deserve the same access to all things in life, including a safe, accessible place to play," said Mica Phillips, Director of Aeroflow Urology. “We are honored to be able to help, even if in a small way, to help bring an inclusive playground to families in our local community.”

The renovations at Lake Tomahawk Park in Black Mountain were finalized last week. The playground is expected to reopen to the public the weekend of November 20, 2020.

About Aeroflow Healthcare
Aeroflow Healthcare was founded in Asheville, NC in 2001 as a home oxygen provider, and has since grown to become a nationwide provider of durable medical equipment. In 2017, Aeroflow was also awarded the HME Excellence Award for Best Home Medical Equipment Provider and has been recognized as a business offering top-notch benefits to employees with the Great Place to Work Award. Aeroflow is an accredited Medicare and Medicaid provider and accepts most commercial insurance. To learn more about Aeroflow Healthcare and getting medical equipment through insurance, visit http://www.aeroflowinc.com.

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