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Keller Williams Platinum Realty rallies around one of its own

Keller Williams Platinum Realty of Spring Township is rallying in support of one of its own, Betzy Sanchez, assistant to Keller Williams Platinum Realty Realtor Zylkia Rivera.

Sanchez’s husband suffered serious injuries after a car accident, and the Keller Williams Platinum family has rallied to support the couple.

On April 21, Sanchez’s husband, Heriberto Salva, 31, was involved in car accident as a passenger while on his way to work at the JBS Beef Plant in Souderton, Montgomery County.

He was medevaced to the Reading Hospital Trauma Unit but arrived in a coma. He suffered brain injuries, bruising of the heart, had fluid in the lungs, a fractured neck and two broken ribs. After the first week, Sanchez was told not to expect her husband to ever wake up.

After many weeks in the hospital and multiple surgeries, he is making progress. He is awake, talking and has been transferred to a nursing home in Hamburg where he is receiving physical, speech and occupational therapy.

The goal is to move him to his Reading home as soon as possible, to be with his wife and two children, ages 9 and 11, to continue his recovery.

In order to make the transition possible, the family needs to completely remodel the bathroom, install a ramp into the home and add an electric stair chair lift to accommodate Salva’s needs.

Sanchez has started a GoFundMe page, https://tinyurl.com/8eux8vfb, with the goal of raising $15,000, which she originally thought would be needed for the entire remodeling project. But thanks to the Keller Williams Platinum Realty family and L&L Services it will only have to be used to purchase the building materials for the project.

In addition, RPA Engineering of Spring Township is donating the engineering for the design of house access.

As soon as Susan McFadden, operating principal/owner of Keller Williams Platinum Williams Platinum Realty heard of Sanchez’s needs, she contacted Rick and Michelle Herbert, owners of L&L Services, and the Herberts generously donated the labor to remodel the bathroom and install the ramp for Salva.

“My faith is involved in my decisions, and if I am asked to give and able to give the answer is yes,” Rick Herbert said. “So our response to Susan’s call was, yes what can L&L Services do to help. I am truly blessed to give back and help bring Heriberto home to his family.

“I am hoping through networking we can get all the materials donated so the GoFundMe monies can all go to the family. That would be amazing!

“We will be removing the current tub and installing a new handicap shower, removing the current vanity and creating a vanity that is functional for Heriberto, replacing all the fixtures so he can access them as well as installing new flooring, fresh paint. We will also install a ramp in the family’s back yard so he can gain access his home.”

Sanchez expressed her gratitude for the support she has received.

“I feel so thankful to the Herberts and the entire L&L Services team for helping me prepare our home for Heriberto’s return,” Sanchez said. “Their generous donation has been a blessing to myself and my family. Being able to make our home accessible to Heriberto is a dream. All we want right now is to bring him home and have him recover with his family.”

The Keller Williams Platinum Realty family has also shown support by contributing to Sanchez’s GoFundMe page, which has raised more than $4,650.

“Betzy’s earnest desire is to bring her husband home,” said Zylkia Rivera, Realtor at Keller Williams Platinum Realty. “Due to her husband’s physical challenges, her home needs to be ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessible for her to provide the care that he requires.

“Keller Williams Platinum Realty found out about Betzy’s challenges, and they decided to step in and lend assistance. They contacted a contractor to get an estimate of the cost, and Betzy opened a Go Fund Me to raise funds. It was very rewarding to see how the agents came forward to contribute towards the fund. Even agents that recently joined Keller Williams Platinum Realty donated.

“That gesture showed me that I am part of a company that cares for others and that are willing to step forward to help one another in times of need. The support provided to Betzy’s family demonstrates KW’s values, which are God, family, then business.”

Sanchez was initially reluctant to accept any help.

“At first I didn’t want to receive anything, and a friend who was a pastor said every person that wants to help you is a blessing and you need to accept their blessing because if I don’t I will take away his blessing,” she said. “I don’t have enough words to fully express how grateful I am for the help and support of my family, friends and my Keller Williams Platinum Realty family. My Keller Williams Platinum Realty colleagues are truly family. The help they have given me both emotionally and financially is unbelievable. I am blessed. I am thankful from the bottom of my heart.”


Source: Berkshire mont

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