Federal Way woman gets new wheelchair ramp

Volunteers took part in Rampathon throughout King, Snohomish counties last Saturday

A Federal Way resident is the recipient of a new wheelchair ramp at her home thanks to the 25th annual Rampathon.

Last Saturday, volunteers with the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) built free wheelchair access ramps to improve mobility for families. This year, MBAKS and its member volunteers planned to construct 50 ramps, the most ever built during a single Rampathon event.

Teresa Law, 63, who was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, was in tears when she got a ramp at her Federal Way home.

“I’m elated,” Low said. “It’s like Christmas. I’m in shock. It’s the most fabulous thing people can do in my situation. It took my breath away and brought me to tears. I feel so fortunate. My doctor ordered an electric wheelchair, but I can’t get access in and out of my house. I’m pretty housebound because I can’t walk, sit, or stand for long.”

Materials to build the ramps are donated by Dunn Lumber.

Pacific Lumber Inspection, of Federal Way, built a ramp in Enumclaw during Rampathon last Saturday.

Since 1993, more than 450 ramps have been built with over 30,000 of volunteer hours donated by local builders.

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