CFWT Grant Story: Lubbock Monterey AMBUCS
With a grant from the Community Foundation of West Texas, Lubbock Monterey AMBUCS refurbished an AMTRYKE for a retired marine. Below is a portion of the organization's grant report:
“Richard 'Rube' Render received his AMTRYKE on October 11, 2021. Richard likes going with his life-long nickname 'Rube' and was referred to the Lubbock Monterey Ambucs by his Occupational Therapist, Caitlyn Warrick, from the UMC Health System Rehabilitation Center (Formerly known as Team Rehab Neuro and Pediatric Center). Rube is retired from the marines and states 'once a marine always a marine.' Shortly after having surgery earlier this year, he was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis causing a decrease in his muscle tone and overall weakness with decreased ability to ambulate. His Occupational Therapist, Caitlyn Warrick, was familiar with AMTRYKES and told Rube about us. He did not hesitate and said he wanted an AMTRYKE. His AMTRYKE is a refurbished one, due to having difficulty in getting new ones because of Covid. The refurbishing expenses were paid by a grant from The Community Foundation of West Texas.”
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