Recently, an individual called about donating a hospital bed. His name is Ed Hodges and he wanted to donate it to an Independent Living Center. We normally refer individuals who need hospital beds with donors directly so they can arrange pickup and delivery of the hospital bed. We had a consumer in mind on or wait list who needs a bed like this. This bed moves every conceivable way and has the coveted air mattress that prevents bedsores by recirculating air through it or as we call it a “Cadillac Bed”. The situation required a lot of work from Ed, who had to get movers to get the bed from Oakland to us using his trailer.
When CID took delivery of the bed 4/19/17, Ed told us the story of his sister who co-authored the American with Disabilities Act, was an advocate for disabled individuals rights, Her death is a huge loss to the disabilities movement. This bed had a story to it and history, which has made us appreciate the donation more and will pay it forward with donating to a person in need.
Thank you Ed Hodges for the effort of donating this bed, the history lesson, honoring your sisters wishes, and the impact your sister Susan Hodges has given us.
Assistant Technology Coordinator
When Ed shared his sister's story with Vincent, he asked that we pass it along to the CID community. If you are in need of any assistive technology or have equipment to donate, please contact Vincent using the contact information above.
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