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Disabled woodworker’s heart-warming business put on ice

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Ernie Everitt has been told ‘you can’t’ his whole life.

The 43-year-old was born with cerebral palsy, but that hasn’t kept him from buying his own house, and starting his own business.

Everitt makes wood furniture and signs with positive messages, and then sells it on the side of a busy Division Street.

“I always love working with wood.”

Everitt does all of his work inside a small shop, but the problem is it’s too cold to get anything done.

“It’s cold,” said Everitt. “I got to shut down.”

Everitt doesn’t have a heater for his shop. It’s not insulated, and the roof is leaking.

“I need to get it fixed.”

Ernie says he’s on a fixed income so he can’t afford the repairs. He wants to get back to work so that he can continue to grow his business. One day he hopes to employ disabled veterans.

You can learn more about Everitt and how to help him here.

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