An Accessible Home Away From Home?
Whether for a family reunion, a holiday vacation or a birthday getaway, if anybody ever needed a break in their daily routine, individuals with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and their families are high on that list.
Unfortunately, the powerchair can’t just be left at home, and lifts aren’t always easy to travel with. As hard as it is to make your own home accessible, it seems even harder to find a vacation destination in the States that has all the necessary accommodations…
…until Tiff’s Place was created.
Melissa Simpson created Tiff’s Place in honor of her daughter Tiffany, who had Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Inspired by their mother-daughter trip to Europe, Tiff’s Place’s mission is “to provide vacation lodging for families who have a member with a neuromuscular condition.”
Located in Chuluota, Florida, Tiff’s Place is a large house with 4 bedrooms, transformed into an accessible oasis: ceiling tracks, roll-in showers, accessible stove, zero transition doorways, private entry, a pool with a beautiful wrap around ramp, plus horses.
Click here for a YouTube tour. It’s absolutely gorgeous (and accessible)!
Thank you so much to Melissa Simpson, the Board of Directors, donors, and volunteers for making Tiff’s Place happen. Thank you, too, to Tiffany, for being the inspiration for this venture. Your life is still touching the life of so many others.