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Since last week, his apartment building has had no water, as several pipes have burst without heat to multiple units during Kansas City’s extreme cold.
Blanford is a person with quadriplegia, meaning his limbs are paralyzed. He just got home from the hospital Sunday night.
Because of the water issue, Aaron’s caretaker and brother Raymond cannot bathe him properly. He must use bottled water to take medication. Over the weekend, without a promise of a fix from the apartment manager, Blanford’s family called KMBC 9 Investigates for help.
“They keep putting us on work lists and saying they gonna come back, and they ain’t been coming back,” Blanford said.
Monday, just hours after KMBC 9 Investigates started reaching out about the problem and posting on social media, Raymond Blanford said a maintenance man came to the apartment, promising a fix by Tuesday.
“Our team is in the process of making contact with building management today, and our inspectors are on the way,” Kansas City, Missouri City Manager Brian Platt tweeted Monday.
cc’ing @kcmo @KCMOHealthDept @KCMO311 @KCTenants @BrianDavidPlatt @KCMOFireDept @kmbc— Matt Flener KMBC (@MattFlenerKMBC) January 2, 2023
Let’s work together to find a solution for Aaron and all the others in his apartment unit at Stonegate Meadows.
Platt said the city didn’t have a recorded complaint from Aaron Blanford, but that they did receive some from other residents at Stonegate Meadows.
“The management company has reported that repairs are underway here,” Platt tweeted Monday.
Our team is in the process of making contact with building management today and our inspectors are on the way. While we don’t have any recorded complaints from Aaron, we did receive some on Friday from other residents of this complex. We hope to have this resolved soon.— Brian David Platt (@BrianDavidPlatt) January 2, 2023
KMBC plans to stay on the situation to make sure everything is resolved.
Aaron’s family did mention they are looking for a new apartment complex to help with Aaron’s medical situation. If you know of an apartment complex that can help or any other apartment issues that need investigated, email email@example.com