Industry Reaches Out to Help its Own
Fast Forward: Three and a half years ago, Chris’ wife Angela was diagnosed with bone cancer and last June she had her right leg and part of her hip amputated. A network of friends and neighbors has been very supportive of the Bauersever since Angela was first diagnosed. They call themselves “Team Angela” and they’ve driven the kids to school (two of their six children still live at home), brought meals over, cleaned the house and walked the dogs among other things. That said, the house the Bauer family lives in was not designed to accommodate Angela’s new handicap and there’s no sensible way to retrofit it. So with great optimism, Chris and Angela recently bought a house lot five doors down from her sister’s house and their plan is to build a new home with Universal Design (for handicap accessibility) that will allow Angela more freedom of movement, and help her feel safe and comfortable.
So many people have asked “How can we help?” that the people of Team Angela created a website at www.team-angela.orgto answer that question. The site allows friends, family and acquaintances to make a concrete contribution (literally) by donating a brick engraved with words of their choosing,to be used in the Team Angela patio at the new house. The website will also chronicle the process of creating this special home, which promises to be an adventure.
So if you know Chris Bauer and/or you are simply moved to lend a helping hand to someone who has helped lots of people start careers in Audio/Video, please visit the website at www.team-angela.org. It may lift your spirits to learn about the project, make a contribution, or help in some way. After all, attitude iseverything. Please, pass the word along.
Jeannette Howe is Executive Director for Specialty Electronics Nationwide, the buying group. To learn more about Specialty Electronics Nationwide and its many benefits, please contact her at 949/369-6402 or firstname.lastname@example.org.