HBF’s Major Impact for Lexi M.


Alexis (Lexi) M. suffered a spinal cord injury caused by a motorcycle accident in Sept. 2017. She endured four months at Craig Hospital. Through all the changes Lexi experienced, her husband Shannon stayed close by her side. Upon her discharge the couple realized their 2-story home would need extensive renovations to allow Lexi the independence to live in their home. Fortunately, through a Gold Leaf social worker, the pair was introduced to HBF.

Since Lexi’s initial application in 2018 and project acceptance, many challenges have presented; including a new project captain (Lennar’s original supervisor left the company), Accessible Systems acquiring Ascent Mobility, COVID, supply chain issues and general life circumstances. These challenges and others changed the scope of work and the time commitment involved.

HBF and our many supporters completed a 650 square foot addition to the home, renovated and widened doorways, added a lift system that spans Lexi’s bedroom, living area and into her main bath, and replaced carpet with solid surfaces. We also added a deck and ramp so Lexi and Shannon can still enjoy their outdoor spaces. This project embodies the true spirit of HBF. Perseverance, patience, and the will to do whatever it takes to elevate the lives of neighbors in need.

The project was a 4-year endeavor and involved a long list of creative project managers, dedicated vendors, volunteers and financial supporters. The project was celebrated on May 9th with a dedication at Lexi’s home.

Many thanks to everyone who participated in building Lexi’s independence.

  • Front Range Structural Engineering
  • Architectural Imagineering
  • Closet Factory
  • Listen Up
  • Accessible Systems
  • Lennar who acted as the project captains,
    and some of their vendors:
  • Colorado flooring company
  • Sage Creek Builders
  • Performance plumbing
  • Gatzke Construction
  • Louisville Glass
  • Timberlake Cabinetry
  • Rio Verde Construction
  • Alside(for the screen door)
  • Ebobe (low volt)
  • IES Residential (electrical)
  • AMC construction

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