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The Delp’s say a prayer for JT…

In late 2010, JT Townsend visited the home of Luther and Debbie Delp to deliver an adaptive piece of equipment that would improve their life considerably. This was significant because it was the first allocation made by JTTF. It was the beginning of JT’s legacy.

This piece of equipment was a stationary glider. The glider could not only raise Luther up to a standing position, which he said  “makes me feel like a big boy”, it would also allow him to exercise the muscles in his arms and legs as well as maintain good circulation right in the comfort of his own living room.’ It will allow him to look people straight in the eye.’ says his loving wife and nurse Debbie.

On March 6th, 2009, Luther, a vibrant 61 year old man was sitting on his motorcycle at a red light when he was hit from behind. He was thrown 75′ in the air and landed on the hood of another car at the traffic light. His ribs were broken, his nose broken, his lung was punctured and he was left paralyzed from the waist down. He was near death from loss of blood. But Debbie says, God had other plans for Luther .

After 4 surgeries and many prayers, Luther pulled through amazingly with little pain. His positive attitude is inspiring. Since his accident Luther’s wife Debbie has nursed him herself. She has taken complete care of him. She has had to transport Luther, rain or shine, to his out patient rehabilitation center 5 days a week for 6 hours per visit. This meant she would need to wait for Luther to complete his rehabilitation before she could return home.

Luther could use additional pieces of equipment such as an FES Bike, as well as a Nustep. His medical bills continue to be absorbed by the Delp’s personally as the person who hit him had no insurance to cover them . But, they know God will continue to provide.

Debbie Delp reads a prayer she wrote especially for this day
Debbie Delp reads a prayer she wrote especially for this day

Debbie Delp wrote this and read it to JT the day the glider was presented to Luther:

Debbie Delp reads a prayer she wrote especially for this day.

“JT, Lord, be between you and me forever.

Lord I thank you for our new friend.

Bless and keep him, this special person you created

And filled with qualities that have meant so much to us.

Thank you for all the times we shared.

Thank you for JT’s gift from the heart.

Bless our friendship.

Thank you for caring and providing so well for us all.

Amen’

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A little help from a friend…

“Hello my name is Cidney and this is my daughter Syaric Simmons an we wants to give thanks to the JT Townsend Foundation for blessing us with a lift for my van so I may get Syaric around it have been a road coaster ride trying to get help but God sit high an look low an on this day June 19 2012 we are bless by the JT Foundation Thank ever one who made this happen for my Syaric”

If you or someone you know needs help with adaptive equipment please visit our pull down “How to get Help” and complete the Application for Assistance form and mail it in. We might be able to help.

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How a simple table made life easier…

Hey Team JTTF,

Once again we have made a family’s life a little more easier and today I got to do the best part of the foundatiion. I met and visited the 13 year old Jacob Dawson and his lovely parents Todd and Heather to give them a bedside table they applied for because with Jacob not being able feed himself they needed something to slide under his bed. If you recall from the website Jacob was dignosed with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy and at age 10 he lost his ability to walk. The Dawson family also just recently recieved their wheelchair accecible van which we helped get by making a donation and having the money drive for, which you can see behind us in the pictures attached. We sat and talked for about a hour in a half and this family was so thankful for what we have done, his father teary eyed while speaking thanked me multiple times and his mother also expressed her gratitude. Jacob is a big star wars fan and proceeded to give me a tour of his room which consist of many star wars collectibles, and xbox games that he loved to play. So now I have two things that I have to learn more about which is the Disney Channel for little Emily and star wars for Jacob lol. He and I sat in his room for about 35 minutes just talking about a lot of things and he had plenty questions for me. He is a delightful young man who is staying positive and has a great outlook on life. Judi, Heather loves you and can’t wait to meet you, she says she hasn’t met you but feels as if she knows you already plus Todd would love to meet Fred so hopefully we can make that happen. So once again thank you guys so much for what you do for the JTTF. We are definitely changing lives which is what the foundation is all about.

JT Townsend Jr.

The Dawson Family meets JT Townsend, Jr.
The Dawson Family meets JT Townsend, Jr.
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