Tyler Perry Helps Child with Cerebral Palsy
In addition to being a debilitating condition, cerebral palsy is also very expensive to treat and can lead to financial issues for some families. A situation can be made even worse when a cerebral palsy victim is taken advantage of and has things that are important to them stolen.
Luckily, for one 24-year-old DeKalb woman suffering from the birth injury, television and film star Tyler Perry has generously given her a new van after hearing that her old one had been stolen.
Alicia Day, who is bound to a wheelchair because of her birth injury, used her 2000 Chrysler Town and Country van to get to work and her doctors appointments. However, her life was momentarily turned upside down last weekend when the van was recently stolen from the driveway of the Home Depot she works at.
The local news reported on the robbery, and many of those close to her attempted to help out however possible – the Home Depot she works at pledged $5,000 to help pay for her medical expenses. However, perhaps the biggest contribution came from Perry, who personally called Day to tell her that he was moved to get her a new van after hearing about her story on the news.
“My mouth just dropped to the floor when I heard his voice,” Day said, according to WSB-TV.
We applaud Perry’s generosity, and hope that Day can continue to live an independent and happy life while also living with her disability.
If you or a loved one has a child with a birth injury such as cerebral palsy that may have been callused by medical error, there may be legal actions worth pursuing. Call Sokolove Law today to learn more about what is required to pursue a birth injury lawsuit that could result in a substantial monetary settlement.