A Ramp to Freedom: A Holiday Blessing
Not many people can say that they live in a home with four generations of strong, smart women. Eunice does and is blessed to have the support and the comfort of her daughter, her granddaughter and her great grandchildren by her side every day. Their home is warm and lively, inviting and immaculate. Exactly the type of home you would be thrilled to be invited over for dinner.
As an infant, Eunice was afflicted by polio. Though she suffered complications from this disease throughout her life, Eunice not only survived but went on to raise a wonderful, loving family. She certainly looks much younger than her 81 years and has a sweet smile and a spry spirit about her that is with you long after you leave the room.
Eunice moved in with her daughter, Judy, this past July. Since then, getting in and out of the house - and even her chair - has become very challenging. In fact, during a recent trip to the emergency room - which took over seven hours - the trip up their front steps that night was almost as scary. Eunice had not been out of the house since - it had been almost a month. Judy knew she had to do something to help her mother.
As it happens, the Dallas Ramp Project built a ramp for one of Judy's neighbors so she knew exactly who to call - and she did. One Saturday morning a few weeks later, a group of capable builders from UT Southwestern Medical School came out to lend a helping hand alongside Peter and Bill, long time Dallas Ramp Project builders. Several hours later, the ramp was finished and ready to be used.
Eunice was looking forward to a holiday shopping trip that Sunday and we hope that she, and her family, enjoyed their outing and many, many more to come. Though her ramp is a little too big to fit under a tree, I don't think Eunice could ask for anything more this holiday season, thanks to the Dallas Ramp Project.