Our DME Miracle
You know how you feel about your hairdresser? How much money you’re willing to pay, how far you’re willing to drive, and how you won’t let anyone else near you with scissors? She just knows, right?
That’s how I feel about my DME guy. That’s Durable Medical Equipment for the uninitiated. I had to metaphorically kiss a lot of frogs before I found this guy and I’m keeping him. Considering the level of DME Aidan requires, and the amount of consulting, paperwork, and follow up phone calls involved, it’s important to have a good working relationship.
So when our lift first broke down, we tried to handle it ourselves. For reason that I won’t detail here, we weren’t successful. I put my DME guy on the case and within 24 hours a lift had our name on it. It’s crossing the Canadian border and we were expecting it to take between 4-6 weeks.
Well, it’s in Maine now. That is basically a DME miracle. We’re working on logistics this week. Garreth has started by taking out the old lift.
I continue to be humbled by the generousity of both friends and strangers who have contributed to our lift fund. Would you consider joining us in this final push to meet this goal a little early?
In the words of Shaker and Mover Mallory Cyr:
Some of the biggest things I share in my presentations and my work, is the importance of community support, and that the idea of “resources” is basically a myth. In the system, independence and quality of life is a luxury, and that is why we all need to come together for successful transitions. Will you pitch in and help one of my blogging heroes, and Aidan? It’s a big brave step to ask for help. Come on interwebz.
And her World Changing mama Anna Cyr:
Once upon a time, there was an amazing young human who could not get into his house… Until other amazing humans stepped up and fixed that!! Wanna help?
You can contribute HERE. Thank-you so much for being our community and amazing humans!
Though I should probably keep my DME guy’s contact info classified the way some moms do with babysitters, I’ll share anyway. We use Tom from Black Bear Medical in Greenland, NH and also the parent company in Portland, ME.