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Community steps up for Spokane woman without wheelchair ramp

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Last week, we introduced you to a local wife and mother named April. April was born with Spina Bifida and is confined to her wheelchair. She said "Help Me Hayley" after she moved into a home with no ramp.

"I felt like a prisoner in my own home," April said.

The family had just settled into a new apartment, which was not wheelchair accessible. The family was on the brink of being homeless and took whatever they could find while in transitional housing.

Shortly after Hayley Guenthner introduced you to April, we were flooded with offers to build her a ramp. A viewer, Brandon Sather of Advanced Construction showed up Monday to build her a brand new ramp. All supplies were donated by Parr Lumber for the project.

"We knew she needed help," Sather said. "I thought, why not me?"

April said for the first time in weeks, she has her freedom back.

"I can get to my doctor's appointments, the store," she said. "I'm just really excited. There's so much bad in the world right now. One person selfless act to help a stranger is just amazing."

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