Progress Made to Build A Room For Lily Following a Devasting Crash

Volunteers help to make Lily Stilwell a space of her own

Waitsfield, Vt. - Progress is underway on the "Room for Lily" project in Waitsfield.

"It's amazing to see how the community can come together to help somebody who needs help," said Mac Rood, a contractor.

Last October, Lily Stilwell was in a car crash that injured her spine and left her in a wheelchair.

According to Lily's mother, Tina, she was completely independent prior to the crash.

"She had her own place. She worked full time and she took care of herself," said Tina Stilwell.

Now Lily is back living in her parents house which isn't very wheelchair friendly.

Mac Rood, as well as many other carpenters, plumbers and painters, are helping to remodel the downstairs rooms of the Stilwell's home into a space that Lily can make her own.

The space will be outfitted with doors wide enough for Lily's chair to fit through, lowered skins and a walk in shower all so that Lily can have some of her independence back.

The project is expected to be completed in a few weeks.

Lily says she is still heading out of state for physical therapy. She even took a horse back riding lesson.


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