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Break Boundaries Participates in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition



Break Boundaries recently took part in ABC's Emmy-winning television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The Akers family of West Chester, Ohio are overcoming many obstacles everyday and we were honored to help break some of those boundaries.

The renovation was essential for the Akers family, who's home has become an obstacle in their everyday life. Greg and Ginger Akers have three children, 9-year-old Christian, 7-year-old Brooke and 3-year-old Faith.  All three children have been diagnosed with life-threatening conditions.

Christian suffers from Crohn's Disease. Brooke and Faith suffer from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which prohibits the girls from getting around on their own.

Break Boundaries installed voice activated REACH systems in both Brooke and Faith's bedrooms. Additionally, we installed power operated doors, Infrared remote bed controllers, and IR Distribution systems. Brooke and Faith now have bedrooms that respond to their spoken command. From opening doors and adjusting their beds, to turning on lights and changing the channels on their TVs and Stereos, they can do it all without lifting a finger.

 This episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition  aired October 5th, 2008, on ABC.


Break Boundaries is dedicated to helping people with mobility impairments increase their independence and improve their quality of life.

The tools and technology we provide empower you to take control of your environment. If you have only the slightest movement in your hand or head, or can speak a verbal command, you can independently control many of devices throughout your home or facility room. Not only can we provide you with a system to control your environment, we can supply the devices that are not already in your home, and facilitate complete installation for the more "technical" pieces.

Our goal is to provide solutions for the unique problems and circumstances you face every day. If you or a loved one has Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease), Cerebral Palsy, Huntington's Disease, Spinal Cord Injuries, or any other disability that limits your/their ability to turn off the lights, make a telephone call, open a door, or a number of other tasks, we can help you to discover something that is truly life changing. We can help you Break Boundaries and take control of your world.



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