Imagine you work two jobs seven days a week and come home each night to your three children – one of whom is paralyzed from the shoulders down after a horrible hit and run accident a few years prior. He’s been in an out of hospitals more times than she can remember and requires constant care – care that relies on his older brother and sister to alternate as they go about their daily lives.
You’ve been saddled with piling bills from numerous doctor visits, overnight hospital stays, and various medications that he must take. Two jobs are great, especially in this economy, but it’s not quite enough. You won’t touch your older children’s bank accounts because you have too much pride, and you can’t take a quick trip to the bank in your aging vehicle for another loan because, well, you’ve already maxed out every loan possible.
Speaking of an aging car, let’s talk about that. You own a 15 year old SUV that was a loaner from the neighbors that turned into a gift. The air conditioning does not work, there’s no radio, and the heat will only active by smashing the dashboard with your fist.
Yet somehow you’ve managed to transport your son and his wheelchair in this vehicle since the accident using a long enough piece of plywood as a ramp. Sadly, that piece of wood has been degrading rather quickly recently and it’s now become too dangerous to support the wheelchair.
With anger turning to frustration to worry, you head over to the local library to use their computers, and upon a search find a company who specializes in custom ramps and carries a variety of portable ramps in stock and ready to ship. You browse their website, www.handiramp.com, and come across some ramps that look to be long enough to reach the vehicle’s height yet light enough to handle by yourself.
Not thirty five minutes and a phone call later are you the proud owner of a new ramp that is guaranteed to last for years and will allow the wheelchair to more easily access the trunk – plus it folds!
Within three days of the phone call you receive a ring at the doorbell – it’s a UPS driver and he’s delivered a large package. What could this be? You and your two sons drag it into the kitchen and after carefully opening the box find it’s the ramp. It’s even better in person that online! A quick test proves the customer service professionals at Handi-Ramp knew what they were talking about and provided a safe, reliable ramp for her to use for many years to come!