Telling Our Stories: Joyce

Charting the Course: JoyceJoyce is 80 years old and lives alone. Her right leg was amputated above the knee and she was feeling trapped in her home because it was very difficult getting in and out without assistance. Disability Network Southwest Michigan collaborated with Senior Services of Southwest Michigan to raise the funds and the volunteer crew to build a ramp on Joyce’s home.

Joyce is very grateful to now be able to leave her home, access Metro County Connect van service and move around her community independently. It is also a relief to Joyce to know that in the case of an emergency, she will not be trapped in her house.

Our Ramp-Up program is one way Disability Network helps prepare people with disabilities for their path forward. At Disability Network Southwest Michigan, we are helping people with disabilities chart their course to increased independence in a more inclusive community. We cannot do this important work without your support.