Companies team up to construct wheelchair ramp for Rockland boy

Apr 16, 2014
Photo by: Mark Haskell Paden Robbins during an Oct. 26 ceremony naming him an honorary team member of Rockland Youth Football Black.

Rockland — Wheelchairs 4 Kids has teamed up with McMahon Builders and the Maine Contractors & Builders Alliance to provide a 5-year-old boy with physical disabilities a new wheelchair accessible ramp to his home.

On Saturday, April 19, McMahon Builders and the Maine Contractors & Builders Alliance will construct the Pathway 4 Paden at 389 Pleasant St., Lot 4. In the event of inclement weather the construction will take place at a later date this spring.

Paden Robbins has VATER Syndrome and Vanishing White Matter disease and lives in a home where his family is unable to safely transport Paden in and out of their home. Paden’s abilities to walk and to communicate are slowly deteriorating. Paden lives at home with his family and despite his multiple challenges he maintains a positive spirit and touches those around him with his infectious laugh. Through the generosity of McMahon Builders, the Maine Contractors & Builders Alliance, and local suppliers, the goal to help Paden and his family get a wheelchair ramp will soon come true.

Wheelchairs 4 Kids is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children with physical disabilities by providing safe wheelchairs, home and vehicle modifications as well as other assistive devices.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Dave Moody | Apr 16, 2014 20:15

kudos to those companies for stepping up!



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