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Ramp 141

Build Date

10/29/2011

Client

Phira

Location

Chesterfield, VA

Builders

  • Susan Truslow
  • Jerry Davis
  • Joey Bryant
  • April Masterson
  • Taylor Clarke
  • Phil Warren
  • Laurie Vaughan
  • Dana Wireman
  • Bob Pray
  • Mike Mullins
  • Mike Mahan
  • Danny Satterwhite

Story

Phira is a 12 year old with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. It is one of nine types of muscular dystrophy.  Symptom onset is in early childhood, usually between ages 3 and 5. The disease primarily affects boys, but in rare cases it can affect girls.

A dedicated build crew from UPS Freight donated funds and a wonderful crew to build this wheelchair ramp for Phira.  James River Nursery generously donated trees, shrubs and flowers to improve the appearance of the home.

While it was an extremely damp day for all of us to work, spirits were high as Phira and his dad came out to test drive the ramp!