In honor of Veteran’s Day, 10 contractors in 10 cities donated their services to provide veterans with much-needed bathroom updates. The program, called Baths for the Brave, sought out worthy recipients who would benefit from a bath renovation.  In Chicago, Tiger Bath Solutions transformed Charles and Maddie Smith’s outdated bathroom by installing a beautiful walk-in shower.

Both Charles, an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, and his wife Maddie, who recently had surgery that makes it difficult to get around, were overwhelmed when they saw the finished project. “This is remarkable,” said Maddie as she looked at the marble-look acrylic shower for the first time. 

While Maddie was still in the hospital recovering from her surgery, Charles went in to the Veteran’s Administration Office to see if they had a resource to assist him with updating his bath with an accessible shower. As fate would have it, Tiger Bath Solutions’ Andrew Orgin had called the VA office on the same day.  It was, as Orgin called it, “A perfect match.”

Family and friends gathered in the Smith home to see the stylish accessible shower complete with sturdy grab bars and other features that will make it easy for the Smith’s to enjoy a safer, more convenient bathing experience. 

Charles, who expressed his gratitude, and even got a little teary-eyed when the shower was revealed, said this would help him and wife very much. “It’s immeasurable,” he said. 

Tiger Bath Solutions is proud to participate in Baths for the Brave, but our team feels we got back more than we gave. “They’ve really been a blessing for all of us,” said Orgin of the Smiths. “They welcomed us in and spent some time with us and let us really, kind of, get a glimpse of what they’re dealing with.”

The Tiger Bath team will always be grateful for the chance to take part in Baths for the Brave and to have given a helping hand to one of our nation’s bravest. Thank you to Charles and Maddie Smith for welcoming us into your home. Thank you for your service, and we hope you enjoy your walk-in shower for many years!

Contact Tiger Bath Solutions to learn more about our accessible showers and tubs as well as our other bathroom renovation services. Give us a call, or fill out our online contact form to get in touch.