Lockport woman in need of more wheelchair accessibility in her home

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LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) — John Constantin says he puts his daughter’s leg rest on and off every day.

“She needs leg rest to keep her legs up or they’ll go numb on her,” said John Constantin of Lockport.

His daughter Destiny was born with a rare bone disease.She’s also developed two nerve disorders. Doctor’s say her disease is progressing and it’s likely she’ll depend on her wheelchair for the rest of her life.

“It’s getting harder for me and I feel like I’m putting more pain on my dad or my mom then they should and I’m having more trouble doing everyday activities,” said Destiny Constantin of Lockport

One of those is simply entering her bedroom.

“This hallway is just wide enough for her to go through with the leg rest on but she can’t turn into her room or the office,” said John Constantin.

“My wheelchair is wider than the door frames and I feel like snug as a bug, I squeeze through,” said Destiny Constantin.

Her father wants to widen the door frames, hallway and knock out a wall in Destiny’s room to make it bigger.

Three years of being wheelchair bound without the proper access at home has taken it’s toll on Destiny’s family, especially her dad who also suffers from knee issues himself

“Your home is supposed to be the place where you can be yourself and be comfortable and I love my home but it’s not comfortable for me right now,” said Destiny Constantin.

John says contractor’s estimate it would cost more than 5 thousand dollars to remodel their home.

If you’d like to help out Destiny and her family, you can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/destinys-medical-fund?rcid=9e21ded2a1eb11e6b710bc764e05b494.It

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