Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Lift for Emily

This is an answer to prayer, that was passed on to me by Barb Shanahan, mother of Emily Shanahan, a sophomore at CU, who has disabilities like Dan. Here is Emily's website, for those of you who would like to read more about her journey.

"Dear Emily's Achievement Council,

This has to be one of the coolest emails that I have been able to send out yet!

As I look back at my project journal notes, it was May 24, 2006 that Ed Homan (owner of New Visions) met with us at Cedarville University to begin the discussions and draw up plans for a Ceiling Lift in Willet Hall. Even earlier, was on July 8, 2003 when God breathed into me the whole vision of the female; male dorms which would provide a supportive environment to those students living with disabilities! I do have to say that I have felt like Abraham along the way~

I am thrilled today to reveal to you the final plans and amazing final quote for the Ceiling Lift at Willet Hall. To be honest, I am happy and pleased (as is Tom) with Plan B.

The final quote is: $8,101 which leaves a $1,974 overage in budget! This money can now be "seed" money towards the male dorm ceiling lift project. Dan Knudsen is now living on campus at Cedarville U; actually across the street from Emily! We went from not having "enough" money to having seed money for the Male Dorm Ceiling Lift Project. My head is spinning and my heart is hopeful! Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Project Installation Goal Date is Fall Break: October 16, 2008. They are going to quote out Dan's room at the same time, to get an idea of where the lift placement would work for Dan.

Look Forward to Hearing From You,

Barb Shanahan
Emily's CEO (Chief Equipment Officer)

We are very excited for Emily, and the ceiling lift that will be installed in her dorm room. Only those who have used floor lifts, including CU students who are helping Dan and Emily, can fully appreciate all the added benefits of this ceiling equipment. If you are interested in contributing to Dan's ceiling lift fund, please see "how to" instructions in the side panel.

Dan and friend, going in the back entrance of his dorm.

Correction: Dan & Emily's beds came from Joerns who bought out Sunrise Medical


Anonymous said...

To God be the Glory. He cares about each of us and His miracles never cease. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful News!

I don't think the link to Emily's Website is working though.

Shanna said...

What an answer to prayer! I have known the Shanahan's for many years and they are an amazing family! It has been wonderful to not only see their prayers answered, but how those prayers have been blessed more than we could have ever imagined many years ago when Em began talking about attending CU! God works in amazing ways and I'm glad that you have been able to connect with them and be part of God's bigger plan! Praying for you ... and knowing from experience that this new lift will help in SO MANY ways!!!

Shanna (CU '07) ( worked with my brother in the AV Dept.)

Anonymous said...

How did Dan make out with the power outage?