Rotary constructs ramp number 762

The Rotary Club of Madison County constructed a handicap ramp Nov. 21 for Kathy Morgan, who lives on Stone Ridge Road in Madison County. It was the club’s 762nd ramp. Members of the club and volunteers gathered at Morgan’s home and constructed a 24-foot ramp that will provide access using her wheelchair. Morgan, 66, discovered about four months ago that she had no circulation in her legs and had trouble walking. She recently fell down on the steps and broke her shoulder and needed a wheelchair. The owner of her home Gene Strickland, contacted the Rotary Club about a ramp for her. He agreed to pay for the majority of the cost of materials. Moran was no stranger to elderly people needing help. She was a nurse aid in two different nursing homes, Heritage Home in Athens for five years, and another one in Commerce for eight years. Two granddaughters, Jaslin and Mission, watched the workers all through the construction. Workers included Alan Phillips, Bob Padilla, Roy Gandy, Ed Brown, Artry Bishop, Welton Hill, David McGinnis, Johnny Minish, James Adams, John Westmoreland and Jerry Coutant.

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