It’s been a good 8 years. Daniel is still smiling, but that doesn’t surprise his family and friends because that is just who he is. His wife Elizabeth is amazingly strong and has been throughout all of this.
When it comes to home repairs, Elizabeth is the one who has to replace electrical light sockets, has sanded down her kitchen cabinets, painted the walls, unplugs the drains and all of this while caring for Daniel and their growing son Evan’s needs. Don’t get me wrong, Daniel is very much a part of all the repairs, he guides Elizabeth, with his gentle voice instructions as she pulls electrical wires out of the walls. sometimes he has to be able to calmly cheer her on as she attempts to kill spiders that are sometimes bigger than she.
March 4, 2018
Hello everyone, this is Daniel’s wife Elizabeth. I would like to thank those who have donated to help Daniel. This past year we’ve became first time homeowners, and with the Help Hope Live, we’ve raised enough money to purchase laminate flooring. Carpet is not any wheelchair users best friend, so we had to change the flooring to help a quadriplegic out lol. Now we’re in this struggle with the bathroom. It’s a very small bathroom and it is a struggle to transfer Daniel from his wheelchair and into the shower bench. I’m a petite person and I don’t have a whole lot of strength to transfer him in that position. I will post a picture of the bathroom as soon as I can so you guys can get an ideal what I’ve been dealing with. I’ve been dealing with back pain, and I really hurt my back a few months ago during the transfer into the shower. My main dream is to get the bathroom fully remodeled, but I know its expensive to get that done. I really hate asking for help to be honest, so I’m still undecided on what to do with the bathroom. There is possibilities to get a ceiling lift to transfer or the shower buddy. I would love people’s opinions on what would work best in a small bathroom to make it accessible. Once again, I would like to thank those who have helped us out with the donations. It helps Daniel a lot! I’m still aiming to get Daniel into Project Walk or some type of therapy for SCI, but our main goal for now is to get us situated with the house.
November 30, 2015
Hey guys thank you so much for your help so far! Our new goal right now is to purchase a Shower Buddy. I normally give Daniel a bed bath unless one of his relatives decide to come over and help me get him into the shower which is about twice a month. I hate having to rely on relatives, especially when they are busy and not able to come out to our house. A shower buddy costs nearly as $3000. Let’s face it, I’m sure we all prefer taking showers over a bed bath. I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays, I will keep you guys in touch on the latest.
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May 21, 2020
Best Bathroom!!! :)
August 6, 2015
Thank you all for your support. It goes a long way.
July 28, 2015
Wish I could donate more my friend but, I will continue to donate what I can when I can for a good old friend of mine. Stay strong Daniel your the man!
December 9, 2014
Daniel, I will never forget the prayers and special talk you had with Uncle Felix after he was diagnosed with cancer. He too held that conversation dear to his heart. I love you and Elizabeth and your son.
Auntie Elizabeth Ribera Esquivel