Our Mission: Tucker's House partners with the families of children with disabilities by providing the home renovation and retrofitting services and resources necessary to make their homes safe and more accessible Our Vision: Our vision is to see all families of children with disabilities have access to the necessary resources needed to make their homes both safe and accessible and fully equipped for immediate, intermediate and long-term needs.
Our History: Tucker's House was established in 2009 by Sunny Rosanbalm in honor of her grandson, Tucker. Tucker was born healthy, but on his second day of life began having seizures. His seizures were diagnosed as Infantile Spasms, a particularly damaging type of seizure. He was averaging fifty to seventy-five seizures per day and almost every anti-seizure medication available was tried. His parents were told that if they couldn't get the seizures under control, Tucker might not survive. Amazingly, Tucker's seizures stopped when he was for months old. To this day, he is seizure-free, but he does not walk or talk. When he was three years old, it became very apparent to his parents that they would need special accommodations in their home for his daily activities and therapy. They could also see that a bathroom modification with a wheelchair accessible shower was going to be a necessity as he grew. Seeing their need and wanting to lend support, Sunny began her search for any programs that would help families make their homes safe, accessible and therapy friendly. After speaking with families and medical professionals it soon became evident that there were no such programs, nor were there financial resources to provide funding for these modifications. Families with a special needs child spend so much money on medical care, therapy, special equipment and training, school, child care and other essentials that often they have nothing left for home modification. Even though the retrofit would make a huge difference in their lives, it is a necessity they simply cannot afford.