Construction Company Works to Remodel Home of Paralyzed Gymnast

On November 16, when gymnast Jacoby Miles dismounted the uneven bars something went terribly wrong, and she landed on her neck, paralyzing her from the chest down. In a heartwarming rally of support, her community has came together to remodel her home so she can be comfortable when is able to return home. The project is expected to be completed two days before Christmas.

Volunteers have been working with materials that were donated, while neighbors feed the group. Jacob Poisson, a local firefighter is foreman of the project which includes opening up the kitchen and great room, installing new appliances so Miles can continue to bake and cook, something she loves to do. She will also be getting a new bedroom on the main floor, across the hall from her parent’s master bedroom, and the garage is being updated to accommodate the family’s wheel-chair accessible van, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

The project will also include widening doorways, a walk-in closet, and a roll-in shower, so Miles can get around the house in her wheel chair. Doctor says she may never walk again. reports that a special auction will be held on Dec. 17 at the Temple Theater in Tacoma to benefit Miles and funds will be used to pay her medical and rehabilitation costs.

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