Girl gets a life-changing ramp from Buffalo Rock, SOWEGA
All photos provided by Keith Dedge
Adam Martin, father of Adammyia Martin.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Adam Martin's 10-year-old daughter has been disabled at birth, and uses a wheelchair for mobility.
Every day at 2:00pm, Adam had to leave work at Buffalo Rock to meet her when she gets home from school, to carry her up the stairs to the home.
The SOWEGA Council on Aging build team, with Buffalo Rock employees, built a brand new wheelchair ramp for the family Thursday morning, and Buffalo Rock is making a donation to the Council's efforts.
Adammyia could not previously get into the house. Now she can wheel herself up the new ramp, and her grandmother Rosetta Coleman, who lives across the street will come over to help her get inside the house.
Mr. Martin won't have to leave his job every day to lift Adammiya into the house anymore.
"She got a problem pulling up the chair 'cause it's too heavy. So she takes her out the chair and put her in the house until me or the other two can get here and we'll take the chair in the house," said Adam Martin, father.
For the last eight years, Adam Martin would leave his job at Buffalo Rock, just to bring his daughter wheelchair inside.
"They never knew, but my boss man he knew, but he never knew we was always carrying or pulling her in the house. Then when he found that out that's when they stepped in and helped me out with this," said Martin.
Buffalo Rock contacted the Extra Mile RSVP Ramp Crew. And together they completed the 22 foot ramp.
"This young lady went to the top of our list when we found out about it. As usual, it's always just a very nice thing. We just enjoy doing it," said Jim Hill, of the RSVP/Ramp Crew.
Martin says he appreciates all the volunteers and this ramp will definitely make a difference.
"I feel good. I know my mama feels good about it. I know she's over there smiling about it. 'I ain't got to pull her up them stairs. I try, you know.' The ramp is a real big help, a real big help."
Martin says the new ramp will bring a smile to his daughter's face.
It only took about an hour and a half to build the ramp. The Extra Mile RSVP Ramp Crew is sponsored by Phoebe Hospital and the Sowega Council on Aging.
Buffalo Rock will present a $500 donation to The SOWEGA Council on Aging next week to pay for the ramp build.
The family expressed their deep appreciation to The SOWEGA COuncil and to Buffalo Rock for their life-changing contribution to the Martin family.