Gary is a 70-year-old Henrico County resident who has severe spinal stenosis and was recently injured. After leaving his most recent rehab stay, he has been unable to use his legs. His elderly brother has struggled to help him get to doctors’ appointments, but he has not been able to leave the house for any other reason. All that changed with the help of the determined builders from Monacan High School on Saturday 2/18, under the direction of Dave Headly (Collegiate physics teacher and long-term RampsRVA volunteer). Gary and his brother, an experienced contractor who provided some technical assistance with the build, were excited to use the new ramp, making it much easier for Gary to enjoy a life of increased mobility and independence.
(Student volunteers were Victoria Lopez, Madi Titler, Lindia Bey, Abby Spadea, Molly Kraetsch, Kaycee Stiltoner, Yasmin Garcia, Kaleigh Seward, and student leader Stephen Ng from Deep Run High School).