Franklin, Indiana: Family Receives New Handicap Bathroom Plumbing for Daughter With a Traumatic Brain Injury from Carter's My Plumber

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The Poe Family brings their daughter home after 10 months of rehabilitation to a brand new handicap equipped bathroom. Carter's My Plumber donated their time and the materials to provide this family with a new bathroom to meet their needs.

Bath before the Remodel

We couldn't take care of our daughter without this bathroom

Carter’s My Plumber is a local, family-owned, 3rd generation plumbing business located in Greenwood, Indiana, providing plumbing service to the Indianapolis, Greenwood, Whiteland, Franklin, Bargersville, Trafalgar, Mooresville, Wannamaker, Beech Grove and Southport areas. Carter’s My Plumber has a special menu of services designed to meet the needs of every homeowner to provide a complete solution to their home’s plumbing system. With over 30 years of plumbing experience, their trained plumbers meet the plumbing need of every residential and light commercial need. Carter’s are on Angie’s List: They are members of the Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau.

Carter’s My Plumber installed a new handicapped bathroom for Franklin, Indiana, family Brenda and Ken Poe. Their daughter, Angie, was in a horrific automobile accident in April 2012. She suffered a traumatic brain injury which has left her paralyzed. The Poe’s home had a bathroom that would not accommodate Angie’s needs in a wheelchair.

Angie came home approximately four weeks ago, after 10 months of intensive rehab. The Poe’s have been caring for their daughter on their own with no outside assistance. Angie has a 10 year old son who also lives with Brenda and Ken.

By working with the Poe’s, the Carter’s were able to assess their needs and design a functional handicapped bathroom. The Poe’s have a fully equipped handicapped bathroom with a shower that is at floor level making it easily accessible to roll a wheelchair in and out of. The Showerhead is a handheld unit making it easy to bathe.

The Poe’s are ecstatic about the new facility and said it would be impossible to care for their daughter without the convenience of this bathroom. Bathing is such an important factor in maintaining healthy skin tissue for Angie.

The Poe’s are lifelong residents of Franklin, Indiana, and their daughter graduated from Franklin High School and Franklin College. Brenda’s close friend, Brenda Richards, recognized the need for this bathroom in order to care for Angie at home, and called local businesses asking for contributions. Jamie Carter responded to Brenda Richard’s call and didn’t hesitate to volunteer his services. He even did part of the work himself and supervised the project closely.

Angie’s medical expenses have been enormous and the Poe’s are both retired, so the donated bathroom was a blessing for their family. Mrs. Poe gave us a demonstration of what the daily routine is like utilizing the bathroom facility. She says “the chair fits perfectly, and I can turn it around easily.” The new bathroom was completed on-time prior to Angie returning home, and they were able to start caring for her with the proper equipment.

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