The public is invited to the big reveal of Jacoby Miles’ home remodel at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Located at 13102 89th Ave. East in Puyallup, the Miles South Hill home is being revamped through generous donations and community support to accommodate the 15-year-old’s physical requirements. Volunteers are set to move the family’s back into the home beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.
The Puyallup native and Ballou Junior High School student was left paralyzed from the mid-chest down after she landed on her neck on a routine dismount off the uneven/parallel bars on Nov. 16. The oldest of six children, doctors say it will be a miracle if she walks again, but hopeful she can regain the use of her hands.
“The entire community came together to make this remodel possible for the Miles family. Countless companies and volunteers donated their time, materials and labor,” said Julie Kissick-Malloy, public relations director for Team Jacoby. “The remodel was completed in just threeshort weeks with volunteers working about the clock. The goal is to have Jacoby home by Christmas.”
According to Malloy, Daniels Construction, Legends Roofing, Parr Lumber, LP Building Products, Hourglass Construction, Northwest Cascade Construction, Gale Contracting Services, Milgard Windows, Foundation Specialists, Zetterberg homes, Boone Electric, Pape Material Handling, M & C Drywall, GPS, Brundage Bone Concrete Pumping, Macam Flooring, Parr Cabinet Outlet, Corliss Resources, Ski’s Painting and Pro-Build Truss are some of the vendors who have generously donated their labor, time and materials to this project.
The renovation to the Miles’ home includes adding an ADA-accessible bedroom and bath for Jacoby, as well as a walk-in closet. A new master bedroom and bath is being added for her parents, Gretchen and Jason.
“The kitchen will have new appliances that can accommodate Jacoby’s wheelchair and a prepsink that she can access. Jacoby likes to bake,” Malloy said. “In addition, new appliances will be easy for to Jacoby to get at and her bedroom will also have a lift to get her in and out of bed.”
According to Malloy, the addition is 1,300 square feet and worth approximately $75,000. The doors are being widened for Jacoby’s wheelchair and the garage is being modified to house her new wheelchair-accessible van.
A South Hill family generously donated a house for the Miles family to live in while their home is being remodeled, Malloy said.
Donations for Jacoby can be made at www.goteamjacoby.com.
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