This past May, Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning of Raleigh got a call from a gentleman named Jimmy from the Raleigh area who told us about a very exciting project he was in the midst of for his neighbor Kyla.
Kyla Tracy is nine years old and was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease. She is dependent on a wheelchair to get around and her house was not wheelchair compatible, mainly due to the size of the equipment. When Jimmy learned about the issue, he thought about remodeling the Tracy family’s house to make it entirely wheel-chair friendly. However, due to the age of the home, the task was going to be a larger project than he first thought. Finding his way around the obstacles, Jimmy decided to try turning the Tracy family’s carport into a wheelchair accessible living area, which would contain Kyla’s own bedroom, bathroom, playroom, and dining area.
Ready to get started, Jimmy started contacting local home service groups, including building supply companies, plumbers, and electricians and all of them said they would be thrilled to help and provide services and supplies. He called Service Experts of Raleigh for the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) piece of Kyla’s new living area. Two of Service Experts residential sales consultants went to the house to ask more about the renovation and were in awe of how smart and kind Kyla was and they determined they had to be involved.
Kyla’s father, Jared Tracy, said he expected to pay for the $12,000 heating and cooling systems for his little girl’s new living area, but with the assistance of Lennox and RE Michel, the team at Service Experts was able to present the Tracy family an invoice that read:
“We are honored to present you with a total heating and AC system free of charge as long as we can all have a hug.”
The team at Service Experts of Raleigh were over the moon to help provide such a precious girl with a much-deserved place for her to live that accommodates her wheelchair and allows her to move around safely and efficiently. But there’s still more to do. The Tracy family is raising money to purchase a wheel-chair friendly automobile to better transport Kyla and her family. To learn more or to donate to the family’s van, please go to their GoFundMe account.