Karen was a Surgical RN when she needed emergency back surgery. During the surgery, Karen experienced oxygen depravation which resulted in injury to her brain which ultimately left her with an extreme sensitivity to light and other problems. Karen had trouble controlling the light coming into her home so she decided to finish her basement with money she received in a settlement related to her injury. Unfortunately, Karen was the victim of an unscrupulous contractor who left her with an unfinished mess. After living with a partially finished project for more than two years, Karen’s project was referred to the BATC Foundation by Rebuilding Together Twin Cities.
Build Partner Finished Basements has worked with Karen to transform her basement from a partly finished mess into a beautiful retreat where Karen can escape when she needs to control the headaches that occur because of her sensitivity to light. The basement features a new bathroom, new flooring and drywall, and even a dog-washing station for her service dog, Joey. The project should be completed by the end of November. Many thanks to Finished Basements!