Ramp 387 (Fred, Oliver and William)

Richmond, VA

Patrick Fang
Angel Lu
Daphne Pang
Michael Pang
Ashish Vaidyanathan
Allyson Wang
Carson Wang
Jalen Wang
Minnie Zhang

William has had a stroke and has Parkinson’s as well as several other health challenges.  His two stepsons are his caregivers and both have had strokes.  One has diabetes, too, and the other also has had a heart attack.  Therefore, this ramp will benefit all three gentlemen living in the home.
This build was challenging because we were all trying to get the ramp built safely before heavy thunderstorms and flash flood warnings became an issue.  Our Community-Based Club did a great job adapting the ramp to the site while fighting off ants at the same time (a LOT of ants).
Extra appreciation is extended to our parents, who helped keep us focused and moving forward (and making sure we were safe as storms began to head our way)! Thank you to the two sweet neighbors who made an extra effort to thank …



“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.