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ReFIT Featured in Local Neighborhood Magazines

N2 Publishing, one of the fastest-growing media companies in the country, is helping ReFIT get the word out in a big way. N2 publishes magazines for local neighborhoods throughout the Portland area, and has chosen to promote ReFIT as their featured non-profit organization in the January 2018 issues of their Eastmoreland Living, Laurelhurst Living, and […]

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New Stairs = Easy Access

By KC Cowan   Think of all the tools that might be used in a ReFit project: hammers, screwdrivers, levels, saws and so on. One tool you might not think of, but is critical to the growth of ReFit, is “word of mouth.” That is how contractor Jim Horn of Double J Construction learned about […]

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A Functional Bathroom for Mr. Skeie

Meet Nelson Skeie, a 52-year-old man who lives in Portland, the city where he grew up. Until relatively recently, Mr. Skeie worked around the world; he spent over thirty years as a Physician’s Assistant, working regularly in the trauma surgery departments of many hospitals and teaching on this very occupation. After three decades of helping others […]

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One little ramp makes a BIG difference!

An elderly couple live together in this home which has become increasingly difficult to navigate due to health challenges including dementia, cancer, arthritis and stroke. The wife, age 77, provides around the clock care for her husband so he can stay in their family home as long as possible… and she wouldn’t have it any other way. […]

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Wheelchair Ramp Installation in NE Portland

A Ramp Provides a Gateway to the World… A jolly 87 year old man lives with his daughter, who is his full time caregiver, in the home he purchased for his family over 50 years ago.  Due to complications of stroke, congestive heart failure, diabetes and hypertension, he now uses a walker to move around his […]

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Handicap Accessible Bathroom for 13 Year Old

Meet Maverick This courageous 13-year-old boy suffers from cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus. Despite having faced 49 neurosurgeries along with multiple muscular procedures during his short life, he attends school and participates with other students. He enjoys taking showers because the hot water soothes his muscles, but his mom is no longer able to lift him […]

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