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Helping Hands, the TV series documenting the work of the “Michael & Son Cares Program”, is returning to the air, Saturday, May 10th at 10 a.m. on NBC4, with more inspiring stories of a local business and their passion for community service. With a focus on helping the families of children with disabilities and illnesses, the Michael & Son Cares Program helps families with essential home repairs and remodeling that they otherwise could not afford.
In the first episode, viewers will meet Rebecca, a young girl with a beaming smile from Centerville, VA. Rebecca was born with cerebral palsy and a result is a quadriplegic confined to a wheelchair. Born so prematurely that doctors only gave her 24 hours to live, Rebecca has defied all the odds and is 11 years old today.
In order to give Rebecca mobility and the freedom to move between floors, an elevator was installed in the family’s home. Unfortunately, the contractors who built the elevator did not properly install the sump pump, causing frequent flooding in Rebecca’s play room.
Unable to afford the high cost of replacing the sump pump, Rebecca’s mother reached out the Michael & Son Cares Program. Shortly after meeting the family, Michael & Son began the work to replace the original pump with a larger, more industrial pump. You can see the whole story on the next episode of Helping Hands. Also, like Michael & Son on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube page to stay on top of all the Helping Hands updates.