$7,500 Painting Giveaway 2009 Recipient

Paint It Forward A. Allbright Painting Charity Award

Dan has been a resident of Santa Clarita for 45 years, along with his wife and son. In June of 2006, he suffered a T2 spinal cord injury in a freak accident and has been paralyzed from the chest down ever since. He has been unable to work since the accident, and the medical bills have piled up. His wife took on the role of full-time caretaker. He is confined to his bed or wheelchair and is unable to do home improvements or repairs himself. Before his paralysis, he was very active in the community, volunteering his time and talents to helping the youth with Parks & Rec basketball and ARC basketball. He redid the air conditioning system at his church and spent many days packing food for the Feed the Children foundation. Dan is now unable to get up and paint the inside of his house. The room he is in at home still has the nursery border and paint from when their child was a baby. Their son is now 22. What a blessing this would be if he had a fresh coat of paint in his room and had peace of mind that his house is in order! Besides, today is his birthday! :)

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