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Erika Brannock is still adjusting to life with new physical challenges after the Boston Marathon bombing, but she now has a fully accessible bathroom, thanks to renovations by the Freemasons of Maryland. Brannock, whose left leg was amputated above the knee, said the renovations have allowed her to regain some independence.
"When you have a life-altering change like this, you really need something that makes you feel more normal, and you guys have made me feel more normal. Thank you," Brannock told Grand Master Jerry Piepiora and Bob Knight, the Timonium contractor who coordinated donations. "I really want to thank everyone at the Grand Lodge here for giving me some of my independence back and going out of your way to do something for me. It has touched my heart."
Originally posted by VoidHawk
Was the victim (or victims father) a mason?
Brannock, 29, is a preschool teacher who is finishing her master's degree. After the attack, she moved into her mother's and stepfather's Monkton home. Knight, owner of White Knight Remodeling Co., said Brannock's stepfather, Skipp Downing, contacted him to renovate the bathroom, but when Knight learned who the project was for, he enlisted the help of his fellow masons to cover the $10,000 cost. Material donations also came from Mosaic Tile Co. in Owings Mills and Lowe's Home Improvement.