- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

READING, Pa. (AP) - Contractors are busy at the home of an eastern Pennsylvania woman who’s been repeatedly cited for truancy because she had no one to help her get her disabled daughter down the front steps of their home.

The Reading Eagle (https://bit.ly/XhQLOY ) says contractors are building a new deck and wheelchair lift for Doris Blunt of Reading and her 16-year-old daughter, Amanda Blocker, who has cerebral palsy.

The newspaper reported in January that Reading School District officials had cited Blunt for truancy about 10 times. The citations came on days when Blunt couldn’t find anyone to help her get Amanda’s wheelchair down the front steps. A magistrate familiar with her case tossed the citations.

The Berks County Community Foundation awarded grant money for the project.

Blunt says, “Our lives are going to be so different now.”


Information from: Reading Eagle, https://www.readingeagle.com/

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