Gilbert, from Owen County, will be eternally thankful to RSVP volunteers and Area 10! Last summer, Gilbert suffered a stroke that landed him in the hospital. It was the hottest part of the summer when he was released back to his home. Without an air-conditioner, enough food, or transportation, and struggling to breathe in the heat, he laid in bed at night, wondering if he would make it or not.
He got connected with Area 10 and his life started improving. RSVP volunteers started bringing food. Others found an air conditioner for him. Still more started visiting, helped with his transportation, and even made the lap blanket pictured here! “They saved my life,” he says.