SHOWER FOR A SOLDIER BATH REMODEL
Tech Sergeant Michael Kingsley served his country for over 20 years. He entered the Armed Forces out of high school and spent most of his time overseas during the Vietnam War where he serviced airplanes used in Vietnam. After his military retirement his health started to decline. Michael has had two hip replacements with revisions and has difficulty getting around due to nerve damage in his legs. He also suffers from a-fib which causes him to have difficulty breathing. Then his wife passed away in 2022. He now relies heavily on his daughter, Megan Kingsley, to keep up with his care and even his hygiene. It was for this reason that Megan nominated her father for the Shower for a Soldier Bath Makeover Giveaway from New York Sash.
We chose Michael as the recipient of our 3rd annual Shower for a Soldier Giveaway. Let’s take a look at the completed project!
We installed a beautiful new walk-in shower complete with an almond shower base, a patterned wall surround with matching ceiling panels and a four shelf corner caddy. Grab bars, Chrome fixtures, a sliding glass shower door and a teak shower seat complete the bathroom makeover. Focused on accessibility, the new shower space removes barriers to entry. Michael can now regain independence he had lost, and Megan can have peace-of-mind knowing her father is safe in the shower.
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
IN THE NEWS...
- Bathroom renovation program honors Whitesboro veteran Michael Kingsley (UticaOD)
- Whitesboro veteran receives bathroom makeover through ‘Shower for a Soldier’ campaign (WKTV)
- Whitesboro veteran receives Shower for a Soldier Makeover (Rome Sentinel)
- Whitesboro Vietnam Veteran Gets Helping Hand from Local Business (WIBX)
Started in 2020 the goal of Shower for a Soldier is to improve the life of a local Veteran experiencing hardships that hinder everyday tasks such as bathing. As a thank you for their service, New York Sash installs a new tub or shower for the recipient completely free of charge. We will continue this program again next year.
And if you’re looking to customize your bathroom and make it safer and more accessible, consider a tub-to-shower conversion from New York Sash!
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