PHOTOS: Jacoby Miles' Home Transformed by Volunteers

Jacoby Mles, 15, got to tour her newly renovated home, transformed by volunteers to accommodate her wheelchair and help make the Miles family a little more comfortable.

The Miles family got a special Christmas present this year, thanks to volunteers who helped transform their Puyallup residence into a wheelchair-accessible home.

Jacoby Miles, 15, was released from Children's Hospital in Seattle to see her new home on Dec. 23. Miles was paralyzed from the mid-chest down this November after a devestating fall during a routine move at Roach Gymnastics in Sumner.

The renovation to the Miles’ home includes adding an ADA accessible bedroom and bath for Jacoby as well a walk-in closet. A new master bedroom and bath is being added for her parents, Gretchen and Jason.

“The entire community came together to make this remodel possible for the Miles family. Countless companies and volunteers donated their time, materials and labor,” said Julie Kissick Malloy, public relations director for Team Jacoby. “The remodel was completed in just three short weeks with volunteers working about the clock."

According to Malloy, Daniels Construction, Legends Roofing, Parr Lumber, LP Building Products, Hourglass Construction, Northwest Cascade Construction, Gale Contracting Services, Milgard Windows, Foundation Specialists, Zetterberg homes, Boone Electric, Pape Material Handling, M & C Drywall, GPS, Brundage Bone Concrete Pumping, Macam Flooring, Parr Cabinet Outlet, Corliss Resources, Ski’s Painting and Pro-Build Truss are some of the vendors who have generously donated their labor, time and materials to this project.

The addition is 1,300 square feet and worth approximately $75,000. The doors are being widened for Jacoby’s wheelchair and the garage is being modified to house her new wheelchair accessible van.

“The kitchen will have new appliances that can accommodate Jacoby’s wheelchair and a prep sink that she can access. Jacoby likes to bake,” Malloy said.  “In addition, new appliances will be easy for to Jacoby to get at and her bedroom will also have a lift to get her in and out of bed.”

A South Hill family generously donated a house for the Miles family to live in while their home is being remodeled, Malloy said.

Donations for Jacoby can be made at www.goteamjacoby.com.


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