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Disability Network Southwest Michigan

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.

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Lynn is a big University of Michigan fan; every week he would host a family gathering at his house to watch the U of M game. His sons contacted Disability Network Southwest Michigan to inquire about having a ramp built on Lynn’s house so that he could come home on the weekends and keep the family tradition going which was so important to Lynn.

Through our Ramp Up program, Disability Network partnered with Battle Creek Habitat for Humanity to build a ramp on Lynn’s home, allowing Lynn to come home and spend quality time with his family.

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Our Ramp Up program is funded in part by our annual RAMP-A-THON campaign. Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors for supporting the work we do to remove barriers in our community. Our 2020 sponsors are: Allied Mechanical Services, Integrity Back & Brain, Senior Services of Southwest Michigan, Charles River Laboratories, Ron Jackson Insurance, AVID an Employee Resource Group of the Whirlpool Corporation, Aetna Better Health of Michigan, Northside Ministerial Alliance and Paragon Ophthalmology.