Wheelchair Ramps Built for Abilene Families

Published 11/03 2012 08:46PM

Updated 11/03 2012 08:58PM

For these volunteers, it's about much more than building ramps, it's about rebuilding lives.

Multiple groups, including the Kiwanis Club of Abilene and the Dyess We Care team, gathered early on Saturday morning to make a difference in their community.

In one short day, 14 people will no longer be limited by the conditions of their homes.

In many cases, like the one of Mr. and Mrs. Lemon, the old staircase was a life-threatening obstacle they had to over come every day.

"I fell down the stairs and he did too, twice already," he said.

Mr. Lemon, a long-time Habitat for Humanity volunteer, is eager to get healthy for a very unique reason.

"Right now I haven't been back there because of my health, but as soon as the doctor releases me, I'm going back to habitat," he explained.

For now, the couple can't believe how fortunate they are to be given the gift of accessibility.

With the new wheelchair ramp up and ready to go, hopefully the Lemons can get their health back soon so they are able to do what they love best -- give.

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