Project to aid quadriplegic begins

       The Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs (HBA), through its HBA Cares program, has begun retrofitting the family home of Jeremy Lanosga, a Westside resident who became a quadriplegic as the result of a fall in the Garden of the Gods last May.
       The HBA Cares Board of Directors will oversee the project and act as a clearinghouse for support and donations.
       The estimated cost of the project, including repairs necessary to bring the structure up to code, is $125,000. The Lanosga home is located at 1123 Chambers Street in Pleasant Valley. Manual labor and monetary donations are still needed to help complete the project.
       Lanosga, 17, broke his neck when he fell more than 50 feet from rocks he had been climbing in an attempt to take a sunset photo.
       For more information, call the HBA office at 592-1800, or visit

From a press release