Ramp 353 (Virginia)

N. Chesterfield, VA

Rachel Edwards
Gurleen Jaswal
John Kessler
Sam Perez
Carrie Rowley
Matthew Suddreth
Caitlin Woods
Sydney Constantino

Virginia is 80, has spinal stenosis and arthritis.  She lives with her 74-year-old husband, who is legally blind.  He is Virginia’s main caregiver.  Prior to receiving the ramp, she was missing doctor appointments on days when she was feeling too weak to get up and down the stairs.
Thank you to our Monacan RAMPS Club for their time – and to Mr. Yost and Ms. Kessler for amazing support today!



“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.’”

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.

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.