RAMP-A-THON is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the need for ramps on homes in our communities and raise money to construct or purchase ramps for people with mobility disabilities in our community. A ramp makes it possible to do something as basic as getting to the mailbox, as important as getting to doctor appointments, and as critical as being able to vacate in the event of an emergency. Ramps allow everyone equal opportunity to be a vibrant part of their community.

Please use the Donate button to the right to make your online donation now. If you prefer to send a check, please mail it to:

RAMP-A-THON / Disability Network
517 E. Crosstown Parkway
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

We cannot do this important work without you.

Anyone making a donation of $5 or more prior to, or during, our ADA event on July 24 will receive a complementary RAMP-A-THON insulated lunch bag.

Telling Our Stories

At Disability Network Southwest Michigan, we are helping people with disabilities achieve increased independence in a more inclusive community. Below are some of the stories of people we have worked with to help them reach their independent living goals.(Click the headings to open the stories).

Cheering On His Team!

Lynn is a World War II veteran who lived at home with his sons until he had a stroke. Following his stroke, he was moved to a nursing facility and his family wasn’t sure that he would be able to live at home again. Lynn is a big University of...
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Independence Brings Tears of Joy

Charles uses a wheelchair because he has had a foot amputated and without a ramp on his home, it was extremely difficult for him to leave the house. At the point when he connected with Disability Network through our Ramp Up program, he desperately needed a ramp. When our staff...
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Beyond Grateful

Latesha was 28 years old and the mother of five children when she became the innocent victim of gun violence in her neighborhood. Latesha was in her front yard when a bullet from a near-by drive-by shooting hit her and damaged her spinal cord, resulting in paraplegia. Latesha’s life was...
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