Making A Difference In A Devastating Time

Lorene, 89 years old Lorene is an 82 year old woman who was able to remain independent with the help of her son. He drove her to medical appointments and helped her with running errands. Lorene and her son shared a car as their only means of transportation.

Tragically, Lorene´s son was in a terrible accident in their car and he did not survive. In addition to the devastation Lorene felt with losing her son, she was also simultaneously left to fend for her own transportation in the damaged vehicle where her son died.

Fortunately for Lorene, Karen Monts, Director of Grief Support at Hospice of Michigan knew where to go for help: the American House Foundation. With the approval of a grant for $1497.20, Ms. Monts was able to provide Lorene with a new car door that would eliminate all problems with her car that were caused by her son´s accident.