Washing Machine for Daniel
Daniel, 51, worked for years as a handyman. But he had to retire two years ago when pains in his hands and feet, dizziness, and headaches diminished his ability to do his job. He turned out to have a brain tumor. He has undergone several operations and months of hospitalization, but has not been able to return to work or to regain his strength.
Daniel is divorced and raised his son, now a soldier, on his own. He had few savings, with the result that he is now in a financial crisis. He has applied for recognition as handicapped, with the accompanying stipend, but this has not yet been approved.
Daniel and his son live in a small two-bedroom apartment, which he keeps in a neat and orderly state. But his washing machine has broken, forcing Daniel to wash all of the clothing by hand, despite the pain that this causes him. Daniel cannot buy a new washing machine, although having one would bring him peace of mind and physical relief.