16th Nov 2016 -Necessity and love made Roy Cooper renovate the home he has shared with his wife Helen for over 35 years, paying attention to every little detail to improve her quality of life after she had 2 small strokes and a leg amputation.
79 year old Helen Cooper faced an almost impossible life when she suffered two strokes and the amputation of her leg. But her husband Roy came to the rescue when he designed and created brand new devices to make life in their small home not only possible, but comfortable for Helen.
Helen’s impairments affected her concentration and mobility to the point that she needed 24-hour care to accomplish the simplest tasks that most of us take for granted. Roy put on his thinking cap and used his skills as an inventor to create previously unavailable gadgets to give Helen her freedom back. He modified the two rooms of their London flat so that Helen could move around freely and take care of herself without the need for a full-time caregiver. He changed her life giving her the freedom to function again and making her a very happy woman.
The resourceful Roy purchased many of the components of his inventions on-line and had them delivered to his home, allowing him to to work on his projects while keeping his eye on Helen. Ebay was a terrific resource that enabled him to find unusual components without leaving home. Roy also focused on decorating the rooms and the devices with Helen’s favourite themes – tigers, lions, jaguars and leopards, also dolphins, whales, butterfly’s, fairies, crystals, coloured lights and artificial flowers.
When Roy finished his work, he decided to use his self taught talents as a videographer to document his inventions in the hope that they might inspire someone else facing similar challenges. The video is now available on YouTube for anyone to watch and learn about Roy’s creative process. Be sure to watch the video and see how love and creativity worked together to give Helen a happy home and improve her quality of life.
Roy has proved that love can conquer all.
With so many people wanting to adapt their own homes, Roy has set up a dedicated website to explain and show how each adaption was created.
For more information about Roy’s video, please contact Roy Cooper at