Remaining wishes: Terry Markland

Terry Markland, 65, is living in an independent senior center after recently being homeless. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Terry Markland, 65, is living in an independent senior center after recently being homeless.
RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

It’s a new year, and a new start for many of the families featured in Statesman Season for Caring. This week we’re highlighting the progress they have made since we introduced you to them on Nov. 27, and what needs the families still have.

After years of being unable to get around because of feet damaged in a work accident and bad knees, Terry Markland, 65, is zooming around his apartment in a motorized wheelchair from National Seating and Mobility. The Austin Founder Lions Club provided eye care and eyeglasses as well as Dallas Cowboys gear, and the Capital Area Dental Foundation is seeing to his dental needs, as they have for all the Season for Caring families who needed it.

Markland still has a few items left on his wish list:

  • Financial help with knee replacement surgery and in-home physical therapy.
  • Help with utilities.
  • Electric washer and dryer
  • Plastic floor mats.
  • CapMetro Access booklets.
  • Gift cards to H-E-B and Dennys.
  • Movie theater passes.

To help Terry Markland with one of his needs, call Family Eldercare at 512-450-0844 or visit familyeldercare.org.

To make a financial donation, go to statesman.com/seasonforcaring or send a check to Season for Caring, P.O. Box 50066, Austin, Texas 78763-0066.