Michael uses both a manual wheelchair and a power chair but was unable to access his home independently because of four steps at the entry. Michael lives with extended family and his grandsons had to carry him in and out of the house so that he could attend medical appointments and other activities. Michael’s daughter advocated to get him a ramp by calling a variety of community agencies but had no success until she connected with Disability Network Southwest Michigan. Through our Ramp Up program we were able to assist Michael. with getting a ramp for his home.
Michael now says he feels safer being able to get out of his house in case of an emergency and more independent because he can come and go on his own and not be dependent on family members to carry him out of the house.
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.