A Ramp for Steve

May marks 16 years of volunteer service to the Dallas Ramp Project, and there was no better reward than the smile on the face of our client, Steve. When I knocked on the door and told him the ramp was done (two other people in the house also used wheelchairs, so it was triple liberation), he seemed a little nervous. “I’m not too good at steering,” he said, “because I only use the chair in the house, and this house ain’t too big.” I told him he was doing fine as he bumped out the door and onto the ramp. Down he went, turned right at the sidewalk and right at the corner. When we finished putting our tools away, I walked to the corner and looked north. He was yakking with neighbors 200 feet away. And that’s why we build them. And a big salute to fellow builders Larry, Steve, Bob, and John, who make work fun.

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