When the Dallas-Fort Worth area Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning locations (Calverley Service Experts, Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning Plano/DFW, and Levy and Son) were getting ready to sponsor the Walk MS events in Dallas and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer something to the event attendees.
“We felt an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring we have been all about saving the air, and it helps remove germs and bacteria from indoor air that can worsen allergies and respiratory problems,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck won the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when her bid came in highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first found out about the APCO many months before when she saw an article regarding the seriousness of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t realize its compatibility with nearly any HVAC system, and thought it was another one of those “luxuries” that was way out of my budget. When it came up at the Walk MS event, people were talking about the significance of good indoor air quality for people suffering from MS and I immediately thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was in his 90s and had been living with COPD for over two decades. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“The allergens in his home’s air bothered him even though I constantly bought the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. The filters just weren’t enough. He frequently caught pneumonia despite the fact that he had only left the house over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia would cause Kim’s father to spend no less than two months in the hospital and rehabilitation center. Right before the Walk MS event in Dallas, Kim’s father had spent three weeks in the hospital and a couple days at the rehab facility rebounding from two strings of pneumonia. After seeing her father suffer so much, Kim decided she was willing to “roll the dice” and try to win the APCO, which would not only help her dad get some “clean” air, but the proceeds also went to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kim was so excited when she found out she had bid the highest and planned on getting the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Sadly, three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father was brought home to hospice care and passed away peacefully four days later. The APCO arrived a week later.
Kim chose to have the APCO installed in her own house since her husband suffers from allergies. A short time after it was put in, she was cooking onions and noticed she couldn’t smell any onion smells once she was done. She’s excited to see the long-term effects of her new APCO.
All of us here at Church Services are keeping Kim and her family in our thoughts and prayers.