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Disability Network Southwest Michigan

It’s the small things!

Chris was excited and very appreciative to receive a ramp on her home through our Ramp Up program. Chris lives alone and has multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and fibromyalgia. Her house has a series of steps from the curb to her front door which were extremely difficult for her to maneuver, even with help, and unsafe to attempt by herself.

Now Chris is able to get to the bus stop in front of her house safely and independently to access her community and go to her appointments. She told us, “It’s like night and day, the difference this ramp makes! It’s the small things people take for granted-now I can take out my trash whenever I need to and get my mail every day!” In fact, our ramp volunteers (with permission from the postal service) integrated Chris’ mailbox into her ramp!

Your RAMP-A-THON donation could help build a ramp for someone in need! RAMP-A-THON supports our Ramp Up program which builds or purchases ramps for people with mobility disabilities in Southwest Michigan. No donation is too big or too small! Please use the button below to make your on-line donation or contact Kristen Potts (269-345-1516 x119) in our Kalamazoo office for other donation methods.




Thank you to our RAMP-A-THON Finishing sponsors: Integrity Back & Brain, Senior Services Southwest Michigan, and Whirlpool Corporation/AVID.