Our children - Jan Thomas and Sebastian-, Jan and I are going through the most difficult time of our lives.
In July 2014 Jan was diagnosed with brain cancer. He had a brain surgery after which he can't walk and he can't communicate. He can say some words if he listens at them first, meaning he can repeat, but cannot combine words to make sentences. He can't write. Sebastian the youngest insists that Jan should write what he wants, but all Jan can do is put some letters with no meaning on paper. Most of the time he does not know how to use his hand or face to make us understand what he wants or needs. Fortunately, he understands what we say to him.
You will find the whole story here.
Some of the problems we are facing
The apartment we live in is full of aisles, and the door of the toilet and kitchen are so narrow that the wheelchair can't get into them. I had to take the bathroom's door out so he can get in. The entrance of the building has 3 steps plus one steep ramp that I have to sort out to take Jan in and out. I tried to rent a house with better conditions for Jan, but the owner would not let us now that none of us are working. Besides, no matter where we live, we need to adapt the house to Jan's present condition. But we can't do that because the house is not ours.
Because of these difficulties we decided to buy a house here in Lanzarote. We found a house for sale within a small complex. It has a little garden and a shared pool. That environment will be very good for Jan, I'm sure of that.
How you can help
I created this fundraising page to complete the amount of money we need to buy the house, the basic furniture, a motorized wheelchair (to give Jan a minimum level of independence), adapt the toilet according to Jan's needs, and take him to a speech therapist.
Please help me to help Jan!