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Dealers in Hope and Happiness

CBH Homes partners with Chair the Hope to complete a mobility makeover for a boy with spina bifida. 

Being Dealers in Hope and Happiness

When your neighbor calls, you answer and that’s just what CBH did when Chair the Hope reached out regarding a little four-year-old, Tommy Marshall, who has spina bifida and is confined to a wheelchair. 

Chair the Hope, a non-profit organization who aids those with disabilities throughout the world by delivering wheelchairs free of charge, had one goal in mind as COVID-19 was hitting the world.

“Even though we have to postpone wheelchair distribution trips to other countries, it doesn’t mean you have to stop giving.” said Heather Ogden, President and CoFounder of Chair the Hope. 

Tommy’s home didn’t allow his family an easy way to get him out of the front door, or access to the backyard. Chair the Hope and CBH Homes partnered to build a ramp in the front, a sidewalk, an accessible back deck and pergola to provide shade for Tommy. Two weekends, $11,000 fund-raised, and 80 volunteers later, the Marshall family has more independence and mobility to create lasting memories. 


Ryan Kohler, CBH Homes Project Manager, headed the construction on the mobility makeover, asking Trade Partners to not only donate supplies, but their time as well. CBH thanks Builders First Source, Sunroc, Josh Hackney Construction, and Mendoza Landscaping for stepping up to the plate.

“In times like these, we need to look for and focus on the positive. We want to be dealers in hope and happiness. Our crew took on this project and made it happen. We are so proud of them!” said Ronda Conger, Vice President of CBH Homes.

Get involved and support Chair the Hope here