Hellen's Ramp To Freedom
You would never guess that Hellen V is nearly 80 years old. With her lively eyes and energetic spirit, she has the heart and the soul of a woman decades younger than her true age.
Having raised nine children on her own, Hellen is fiercely independent and determined to make it on her own - and, she has, quite successfully. At one point, she even managed two full-time jobs. To her credit, Hellen is now a matriarch of a family that spans five generations.
Plagued with heart problems and diabetes, lately it has been harder for Hellen to move around on her own and especially, to leave her front porch due to the steps that follow. Thanks to the help of one her fellow congregation members at her church, Hellen was introduced to The Dallas Ramp Project.
On a crisp Saturday morning this fall, several volunteers from GE along with a veteran builder came out to build Hellen a ramp so that once again, Hellen get out into the world on her own - just the way she likes it.