Ramp 361 (Anthony)

Location
Chesterfield, VA
Builders

Mark Kukoski
Hunter Beverley
Brendan Cury
Will Garbett
Nick Hastings
Tyler St. Claire
Will Keifer

Story
Anthony is in his early 40s and almost 400 pounds.  He broke his pelvis in a fall down his stairs.  He goes to dialysis three times a week and has missed or had to reschedule doctor appointments due to his inability to safely move in and out of his home.  He is in a wheelchair all the time.
We loved seeing his response to rolling down his new ramp – check it here.  Our Benedictine RAMPS Club exhibited fortitude as they worked nonstop as snow fell off tree branches above them throughout the 30-degree weather on the build.  Gratitude is extended to our Board Member, August Berling, for working with this great crew.


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Testimonials

I have had a deep connection with RAMPS since the first time I heard of the club and what it does. My Grandmother was stuck in her home for many months before she passed away. Even though she had a wheelchair and could use it very well outside of her house she could not move down the steps in order to get outside of the house.
Student

I was very excited to go on a build, though I didn’t have the slightest idea what one would be like, so I volunteered as soon as Dr. H sent out the email about the first build opportunity. I had no idea how much fun I would have on the build, or how gratifying it would be to see the look of deep appreciation and relief on the faces of the elderly recipients of the ramps. I distinctly remember watching the daughter of one of the elderly women we built a ramp for holding back tears as she watched her mother leave her house under her own power for the first time in months. It was a humbling experience.
Student

“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.’”
Client