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PARAGON COMPANY HELPS TENANT CARE FOR SERIOUSLY ILL SON
Everyone has someone who inspires them. For Robin Joyce, it's her son Tyler Ruffin. He smiles and never once has questioned why he isn't like other children his age. For Stacy Berninger, it's Robin Joyce because she always smiles.
Tyler is a wheelchair bound, legally blind and speech impaired 7-year-old, suffering from what doctors believe is a rare form of a neurological dystrophy. But Joyce can't be sure, since she can't afford to pay for the genetic test that would confirm their diagnosis. Medicaid won't pay for it, and the single mom doesn't have the $3,000 to $10,000 that it costs.
But she does have her faith and she believes in miracles like the one that happened last week when she received a check for $3,212 from Paragon Properties, the property management company for Westwood Village Apartments where she lives.
"I'm so thankful," said the Westland resident. "When I need help and people see it and help, it helps my heart. I reached out to a lot of people for help and Paragon was the first to answer."
The money matched the amount raised by Team Paragon as part of the Make-A-Wish-Foundation's Walk for Wishes event at the Detroit Zoo in May. Tyler, his mother and 12-year-old sister participated in the event as a way of saying thank you to Make A Wish for sending the family to Walt Disney World.
"Robin is a single mom and the care she provides for her son is amazing," said Berninger, Paragon regional manager. "The Make-A-Wish charity is something dear to my heart due to family circumstances. I do the walk every year and decided to see if we could do something with Paragon."
Berninger talked with Paragon Vice President Justin Dunkel and the decision was made to match dollar for dollar the amount the team raised. Berninger sent out a proposal for donations to other Paragon properties. She was thinking they would collect $1,500 to $2,000 and was pleased to see it top $3,000.
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PARAGON PROPERTIES AND ITS COMMUNITIES JOIN FORCES AND COLLECT DONATION ITEMS FOR MICHIGAN'S NATIONAL GUARD 1-126TH CAVALRY - CHARLIE TROOP
PARAGON PROPERTIES is coordinating a donation drive for Michigan's National Guard 1-126th Cavalry - Charlie Troop at its 11 apartment communities throughout Michigan.
Anticipated to be the last combat arms unit of the Michigan National Guard sent to Afghanistan, Charlie Troop has requested donation of items soldiers can give to the Afghanistan children while on patrol. PARAGON PROPERTIES is asking its residents and community neighbors for donations of school supplies, hard candy, Ziploc bags, small stuffed animals, and/or hacky sacks. Items can be brought new and unwrapped to the company's Leasing Offices/Clubhouses from April 1, 2012 through May 31, 2012. PARAGON PROPERTIES will then package and mail the items overseas.
The property management company's Michigan community locations accepting donations are as follows:
-Eastwood Village: 24382 Eastwood Village Court, Clinton Township, MI
-Dover Hills: 4520 Dover Hills Drive, Kalamazoo, MI
-Lakeside Village: 155770 Lakeside Village Drive, Clinton Township, MI
-Knottingham: 23128 Wellington Crescent, Clinton Township, MI
-Drawbridge: 36420 Union Lake Road, Harrison Township, MI
-Three Oaks: 4154 Three Oaks Boulevard, Troy, MI 48098
-Prentiss Pointe Apartments: 39111 Prentiss Road, Harrison Township, MI
-Park Lane Apartments: 23344 Park Place Drive, Southfield, MI
-Woodland Villa: 7360 Drew Circle #9, Westland, MI
-Westwood Village: 37830 Westwood Circle, Westland, MI
-Franklin River: 28733 Franklin River Drive, Southfield, MI
PARAGON PROPERTIES is also encouraging its residents and employees to support the troops by participating in a weekly "remembrance" time by taking a three-minute "combat shower." This involves turning the water on, wetting down, turning the water off to soap up, and then turning water back on to rinse off.
Bingham Farms-based, PARAGON PROPERTIES, is a privately owned company currently operating over 5,000 apartment units throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Offering residents "Lifestyles for Everyday Living," PARAGON PROPERTIES' communities feature spacious floorplans at affordable prices with many modern conveniences such as online rent payments, online utility connections and online maintenance requests in addition to custom upgrades, fitness centers, free WiFi clubhouses, and resident social functions. For more information, visit paragonapartments.com or check out the story on Troy Patch at troy.patch.com
or call 248.646.9600.