Ramp 273 (Diane)

Build Date 11/7/2015 Client Diane Location Richmond, VA Builders Josh Brown Garrett Boggio Mark Buisson Hope Burleson Noah Cornwell Caitlyn Cousin Carol Critzer Mackenzie Cruey Tristen Darrington Hayes Fallen Madison Foster Noa Hasty Eric Hill Hanna Hull Christopher Keister Seth King Kelly Kosiarski Sam Landess Drew Larsen Drew Lawsen Brooks Mazey Megan Messer Kaitlyn Mitchell Peyton Quisenberry Ellie Rowe Samantha Scifres Kayla Shaffer Sydney Shaffer Justin Walton Story On a rainy Saturday, the Tuckaho Sports players got together to build a huge ramp for Diane.  Despite the persistent rain, the players outlasted the weather, and built a new ramp for our client, who is an above the knee amputee.  She is so excited that she can go sit on her porch in the sun! In addition to building the ramp, their hard work was profiled on WRIC Channel 8 (below)!  Way to go, Titans! http://www.rampsbystudents.org/Wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/TuckahoeSportsInc.mp4   For additional photos, please click on our Facebook photo album of this build below: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154395031603642.1073741863.395110183641&type=3



I have had a deep connection with RAMPS since the first time I heard of the club and what it does. My Grandmother was stuck in her home for many months before she passed away. Even though she had a wheelchair and could use it very well outside of her house she could not move down the steps in order to get outside of the house.
I was very excited to go on a build, though I didn’t have the slightest idea what one would be like, so I volunteered as soon as Dr. H sent out the email about the first build opportunity. I had no idea how much fun I would have on the build, or how gratifying it would be to see the look of deep appreciation and relief on the faces of the elderly recipients of the ramps. I distinctly remember watching the daughter of one of the elderly women we built a ramp for holding back tears as she watched her mother leave her house under her own power for the first time in months. It was a humbling experience.
“Meeting all of you was so wonderful. Everyone was so happy and seemed just as excited about building the ramp as I was having it built for me…I’ve only had my ramp a few days and it has made getting in and out of my house so much easier. I no longer have to let my son lift me up each step. I can go out and not be worried about how I will get back inside…So, from the bottom of my heart I say, ‘Thank you.'”