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RAMP-A-THON: Pearlene

Pearlene uses a power wheelchair and has to travel in the community three times a week for dialysis. She had been living on her own, but when her medical needs progressed to the point that she needed in-home family support she needed to find an affordable home that was large enough for her daughter and her family and also had a first-floor bedroom for herself. They were fortunate to locate a house that accommodated those needs; however there were several steps leading to the entry. Pearlene contacted Disability Network Southwest Michigan and through our Ramp Up program we were able to provide her with a ramp.

Pearlene can now be independent in using Metro County Connect to get to and from dialysis and access her community. Pearlene said, “I can be independent and that’s how I like it!”

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.