Ramp 418 (Anthony)

Chester, VA

Mandy Elsakr

Rachel Edwards
Rachel Ferguson
Gavin Holloway
Nic Hudson
Paul Miller
Carrie Rowley
Lily Suddreth
Matthew Suddreth
Abisha Vakadani
Ajla Vehab

Anthony is battling neuropathy and diabetes as well as arthritis and heart issues.  He has fallen trying to get out of his house using the steps –  and had not been able to use his wheelchair until our Midlothian RAMPS Club built his ramp.  His new ramp will make it possible for him and his family to visit places he hasn’t been able to go because he hasn’t been able to get his wheelchair out of his home.
This build was made possible by the Midlothian #DiggingforDollars fundraiser, a week-long competition between homeroom classes to see which class can raise the most for the RAMPS Club. There was a tie this year between Ms. Harbula’s class and Ms. Crerie’s class, with last year’s winner, Ms. Williams, coming in third. Thank you to our faculty adviser, Mr. Yost, and all …



“Meeting all of you was so wonderful. Everyone was so happy and seemed just as excited about building the ramp as I was having it built for me…I’ve only had my ramp a few days and it has made getting in and out of my house so much easier. I no longer have to let my son lift me up each step. I can go out and not be worried about how I will get back inside…So, from the bottom of my heart I say, ‘Thank you.’”

This was my second RAMPS build and once again I loved it. After just a couple hours of hard work and a little problem solving, we changed someone’s life significantly. It feels amazing to help someone just leave their house with ease. Every day I step out of my house and it’s as simple as that, but for these people it takes a lot of effort – and I love how with just a few helping hands, we can fix that! Go RAMPS!

Monday’s build was just another example of the fantastic character of the people who receive our ramps. The clients were so patient and appreciative of our service and made sure to let us know how pleased they were with their new ramp. Working with RAMPS is about working with the people. Without seeing the direct impact that our time and energy makes on their lives, our hard work wouldn’t be worth it. I continue to build for RAMPS because I know that these people who are less fortunate than I am need my help to have a better quality of life.