Southfield — Jackie Weiss felt like a stranger in her own home, where she had lived for 27 years and raised six children.
Weiss was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at 35; her disease started as a few tingles in her toes and a slight limp. Now 50, Weiss relies on a wheelchair. The house she and her husband bought wasnt designed to be accessible for an MS patient, and even the smallest tasks became stressful for her.
“I like to do as much as I can for myself and it was getting very hard. The frustration made me resent the disability more than I had to,” said Weiss.
Caseworkers with Jewish Family Services of Metropolitan Detroit recommended the family to Project Build. The program is a collaboration with the Building Industry Association of Southeastern Michigan and provides pro bono renovations for families in Metro Detroit.
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