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Keeping people safely independent is an ongoing process

Woman using walker on ramp

Many years ago, Kathleen survived a car crash when she was hit by a drunk driver. Her injuries were quite extensive; she was in a coma for several months and underwent more than fifty surgeries, including the amputation of one of her legs. Kathleen was pregnant at the time of the crash, and miraculously, the baby was not hurt.

When Disability Network connected with Kathleen and her husband they had an old ramp which had been put on their home twenty years ago; however, it was now in poor repair and had become dangerous to use. They had the old ramp removed and Disability Network partnered with volunteers and local agencies through our Ramp Up program to have a new ramp constructed. 

Kathleen is very grateful for the new ramp. She and her husband are a busy couple who enjoy spending time outside and traveling to visit family; and like anyone else, Kathleen needs to get out to doctors’ appointments and access the community. They are thankful to be able to get out of their home safely. 

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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. This year’s sponsors are: Allied Mechanical Services, Integrity Back & Brain, Senior Services of Southwest Michigan, Charles River Laboratories, Ron Jackson Insurance, AVID, Aetna Better Health of Michigan, Northside Ministerial Alliance and Paragon Ophthalmology.