Obtaining A Ramp
Independent Living Specialist, Macy, assisted Marie in obtaining a ramp. Marie’s ramp was so rotten that Marie and her boyfriend thought they were going to fall through. Marie needed financial assistance and did not know what resources to utilize. She reached out to Macy for assistance. Macy educated her on funding resources available in the area such as Build a Ramp Program (BARP), Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation (CPRF) and Friends of Man. She also explained to her on how to apply for those resources. Marie chose to apply for CPRF and Friends of Man. As part of the application, Marie needed to provide a couple of estimate bids to build a ramp. Macy taught her where to locate contractors in the area whom may work with her to build a ramp. Marie received a couple of bids and applied for CPRF and Friends of Man.
Marie received an award letter from CPRF and Friends of Man however, it wasn’t enough to pay the entire cost of a ramp. Macy shared with her about the K-Loan program and the Modest Needs program for potential funding assistance. Marie chose to apply for K-Loan. She was accepted for a loan and her contractor built her a ramp. Marie stated that she now has a beautiful, safe ramp, and is no longer scared to leave the home as needed.