UCP Oregon launched the Bill Porter Memorial Fund in 2018 in an effort to remove barriers and support meaningful lives for people experiencing disabilities. In 2019, the Fund accepted its first round of applicants.
Meet Bonnie, one of the first recipients!
Bonnie is a teen who wanted more privacy and independence; she requested an attachment for the commode. As she said, “I have to have someone help me in the bathroom. I just turned 15 and this is embarrassing to me.” Nowadays, though, it’s a very different story; as Bonnie’s mom says, “Bonnie smiles as she shuts the door to use the bathroom on her own.”
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