The 01/12/2022 – 538 views
By Auriana Castro
In August 2020, while diving in Lake Annecy, Loane, 13, broke a cervical spine. The accident left her quadriplegic. In a rehabilitation center during the week, Loane spends the weekend at her home in Sévrier. Problem: the house is not at all adapted to the handicap of the teenager.
Impossible for Loane to return to his house and in particular to his room. Doors too narrow to fit in a wheelchair, difficulty moving and unsuitable bathroom … Mother and daughter have therefore set up the activity room at their campsite. This room a few meters from their house, on the ground floor, was the only more or less practical room for the duo.
With the Loan’Sea association, created after the accident, his mother, Aurélie, launches a raffle to be able to carry out the necessary extension. This extension will include the girl’s bedroom and an adapted bathroom. But the work has a cost: between 40,000 and 45,000 euros.
Hence the need for the raffle: “We have aid but it does not cover all the work, far from it. “ With the support of local merchants, boxes are on sale in Annecy (Restaurant Le Pas Sage and the hairdressing salon La Parenthèse) and in Sévrier to participate in the raffle and win prizes. These were also donated by local traders. “We didn’t expect so much support. “ confides Aurélie.
Yet the support, mother and daughter need: “When an accident occurs in our life in such a brutal, serious way, we do not understand things at the same level depending on the advancement of life. The world of disability is not well known until we are confronted with it. It is not only not being able to walk or not being able to use one’s hands anymore, behind it is also a whole organization. “
A particular organization: Loane, in 3th, today, spends his weekends in Sévrier and his weeks in a rehabilitation center in Lyon: “I start with body care, after I have rehabilitation or ergo. We explain how to adapt to do the everyday things in your everyday life. And then in the afternoon, I have class or I go to see the shrink… all that. ”
For Loane, no other alternative than to go back and forth between Lyon and Sévrier, but she keeps smiling: ” It’s OK for me ! “
This situation is set to change soon. Loane passes his certificate this year and after that it’s high school. But again, organization is important and the task is not easy. Mother and daughter are looking for a suitable facility for Loane’s needs.
By then, Loane plans to be able to return to his house thanks to the extension. A necessary step forward for Loane and his mother. Aurélie explains: “When it’s not suitable, everything takes a lot of work, a lot of effort, for us, as for her. “
The raffle originally launched in December 2021, was to end at the end of January. However, the donations were not there. For this reason, Loane and Aurélie have decided to extend the raffle until March 2022.
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