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Disability Network Southwest Michigan

RAMP-A-THON: Nancy

woman in wheelchair on a ramp with her petsNancy is 65 years old and lives with her husband in a home they have owned for 17 years. Nancy uses a walker in her home and a wheelchair when she leaves the house. She has not been able to get outside on her own for over a year.

Using funds from our Ramp Up program, as well as grant funds from United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region, Disability Network Southwest Michigan coordinated a ramp build with Impact Kalamazoo, a group of adult and youth volunteer builders. Right away Nancy was outdoors on the ramp; she brought her dogs and parakeets outside with her to enjoy the fresh air.

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.