CREATED Jul. 4, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas man who volunteered at Opportunity Village for 10 years is still there. Only now, he's a client.
None of us ever knows when we'll need Opportunity Village but they're always there and making Las Vegas a better place to live.
Pictures show a healthy Dennis Brook enjoying his family. These were the years he volunteered at Opportunity Village. The years before his motorcycle accident. Wife Cindy explains, "He suffered the head injury that kept him in this position."
Dennis never knew he would one day need this place. Now, he's an OVIP who comes to the Pride program which gives his wife Cindy a break from his 24-hour care. "I know if I didn't have this I'm not sure I would've gotten through it as I don't want to say easy because it hasn't been easy but I don't think we would've gotten through it as unscathed as we are or as positive as we are because we know we have this program."
Before his accident, Dennis was with the Stagehands Union Local 720. He recruited some guys to help out at Opportunity Village with sound and lights at special events like the Magical Forrest and those guys are still here today. Guys like Lenny Perry. "That's what we do. So to come down here and use what you have and give back is a wonderful thing."
Made all the more special because their dear friend, Dennis, now needs the place he spent a decade serving.
Dennis and wife Cindy continue to volunteer at Opportunity Village when they are able.