GILBERT, Ariz. — A Gilbert couple are suing their homeowners association in part for violating fair housing laws.
Stephen Vroman is confined to a wheelchair and in order to stay healthy he needs to exercise. His doctors agree that given his disability aqua therapy is the best form of exercise. “It was great for weight-bearing muscles and bones and stretching out and everything,” Vroman said. He was able to put in a backyard swimming pool in his Gilbert-area home, but due to complications he needed to make some addtional modifications to the yard. “I needed a shade structure because I was having trouble with autonomic dysreflexia,” he said. Vroman told 3TV the disease affects his body’s ability to regulate its temperature and if not carefully monitored it could lead to a stroke.
In order to help him transition from inside temperatures to outside and then into the pool, he started building a shade structure in 2012. “Made sure it was architecturally sound and also that it matched the home,” he said. Read more: