Meet Arnold DeSena, from Columbus Ohio. He’s been an associate in the Keller Williams Greater Columbus market center since September 2016, and in the Columbus real estate business since 2003. He is a father, husband, and dear friend to many in his community and market center.
In April 2019, Arnold was in a near-fatal accident while riding his motorcycle, which left him paralyzed from the chest down. He endured over eight months in the hospital and many surgeries.
He and his wife Christine have been learning how to navigate their new reality, part of which is a motorized wheelchair weighing over 400 pounds and a wheelchair-accessible van. The cost of a specialized van runs over $70,000. Between the inconsistent insurance support, medical bills, and income loss following the accident, the cost of the van was out of their reach.
How KW Cares Helped:
KW Cares was able to provide a grant to help the DeSena family with the van, giving Arnold more freedom. Arnold’s market center raised nearly $30,000 to assist with the cost of the van, and agent’s in his office helped cover his business allowing him to earn commissions he wouldn’t have been able to handle on his own. Today Arnold and Christine work together as the DeSena Team.