Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports
Elkhart Pulls Together To Help One Of Their Own
06/01/2009

An unfortunate chain of events could have hindered the lives of one family in Elkhart KS, but the local community refused to let that happen.

Vickie Myers has lived in Elkhart her entire life. She, her husband Tom, and their daughter, Jess, are very active in the community -- helping others whenever they can. Early this year, however, it was Vickie and her family who needed help.

Vickie has suffered from Type 2 diabetes for years and had kept it under control until very recently. When it took a turn for the worse, doctors were forced to amputate both her legs.

"For anybody, it'd be shock. But I mean, it was better than her being in pain," says Jess Myers

Vickie and Tom have lived in the same home for 29 years, but with Vickie confined to a wheelchair, the only way they could stay is if it became wheelchair accessible. That's when this small town community rallied together.

A group of volunteers have built on a handicap accessible bedroom and bathroom to the Myers's existing house. In addition, they've added two wheelchair ramps.

Perhaps what's most impressive, is that nearly the entire exterior is complete after only one month of work.

Volunteers come in the evenings and on the weekends and sometimes stay until 10 pm working.

Lumber, windows, electric wheelchairs, a handicap accessible van, meals, and money have all been contributed to the Myers family.

"I have never seen a community like Elkhart--ever," says family friend, Katherine Fowler. "I've lived a lot of different places, and I've never seen a community come together with such a willing open heart to make people's lives more livable."

"It means the world," says Vickie Myers. "I want to thank everyone. It's been a God-send. It's wonderful. I love all these people."

© Copyright KSCB News
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Guymon Woman Missing, Police Seek Help
Hugoton Teachers Fired, Investigation Continues
Weather Blamed For Fatal Accident In Southwest Kansas
Missing Guymon Woman Found Safe In New mexico
Sebelius Calls It Quits
SCCC/ATS Board Meets, Hears Overviews
Discarded Smoking Materials Keep Guymon Firefighters Busy
Kansas Poised To End K-12 Tenure
Oklahoma Governor Makes Guymon Appearance  
Math, Reading Test Results May Not Go Public
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Liberal Dominant in Scott City Sweep
Redskins Win Great Bend Meet
Great Bend Pitching Perfect Against LHS Softball
Redskin Tennis Places Second at Hays
A Teary Eyed Purtue Signs at Kentucky School
Local Soldier Graduates From Lackland Air Base
Longball Keys Wins in Colby Tournament
Seward Women's Tennis Sets Wins Record
Kansas Gets Extra Time In Voter Registration Case
Missing Guymon Woman Found Safe In New mexico
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group