Nick and his new ramp

14 year old Nick lives in a beautiful home in Pawcatuck with his sisters, Peyton and Quinn, and his parents.

Now, for most of us, going outside is pretty easy but for Nick it required a lot of extra hands and work. First, Nick’s Mom had to lift Nick and his wheelchair over the step. Thats 125 pounds! Then she had to turn Nick and his chair sideways to line up with the ramp which was very fragile, broken in several places and being held together with duct tape.

That was not an easy task. And it definitely was not going to get any easier as Nick got older.

Nick’s family contacted UCP for assistance and funding through grants.

With the help of the CHEFA grant, UCP was able to contract with an accessibility solutions contractor for the purchase and build of a wooden ramp that is attached to the house and comes with a lifetime warranty. The ramp is 16 feet long and allows for direct access to the home without any extra lifting over thresholds.

Life just got a little easier for Nick and his family and we were happy to help!

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