Wheelchair Ramps: Amramp Provides Access in any Situation

Amramp Philadelphia Transforms Pennsylvania Family’s Lives

Posted on Wed, Oct 07, 2015

Amramp Philadelphia teams with United Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida Association to benefit 4-year-old

4-year-old Nate testing out his new Amramp modular ramp

Four-year-old Nate can now get from his home into his Glenside, PA, yard, just like kids without Spina Bifida, thanks to grants from United Cerebral Palsy and the Spina Bifida Association. 

Nate has already been using the ramp to ride his motorized scooterboard up to our front porch and down to our front yard,” shared Nate’s mother, Jamie, “Now he just can’t wait to get his power wheelchair, and be able to get in and out of our house with it!”

4-year-old Nate testing out his new modular Amramp ramp

Nate’s parents, Jamie and Stephen worked with both UCP and SBADV to secure grants to fund the ramp and installation. The family then contacted Nick Marcellino at Amramp Philadelphia in June to ask if Amramp is willing to work with third-party organizations. 

We performed the evaluation and proposal; when the funds came through a month later, we got to work,” explained Amramp Philadelphia owner-operator Marcellino. 

Spina Bifida is a condition that occurs when the spine of a baby fails to close, creating an opening, or lesion, on the spinal column. This opening can lead to nerve damage in the spinal column, which then results in varying degrees of paralysis. 

Amramp’s patent-pending steel modular wheelchair ramp connects the family’s porch to the front yard, comprising two 4-foot-by-4-foot platforms and 25-feet of ramp. Amramp experts arrived at 9 a.m. and installation was complete in about a half-day, by 1 p.m.

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Thank you so much to the two gentlemen who installed the ramp (and the other gentlemen who were there for the evaluation previously), who were so friendly professional, efficient, and were so good with interacting with our son,” said Jamie. 

Thank you to United Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida Association of Delaware Valley for their generous financial assistance to help make this possible. Thank you also to Nick and Joyce at Amramp, for all your work to coordinate the ramp evaluation, purchase, and installation. We appreciate all of you and the work you have done to help make this happen,” Jamie said. “We can't thank you enough for everything!”

Every ramp or accessibility product that we install is very meaningful to the Amramp team in all 45 locations across North America, because we know that our efforts are improving individual’s lives and their loved ones, too.

We just changed a little boy’s life and his parents for the better,” said Marcellino, “Very humbling.”

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Please contact Amramp’s National Customer Service Center 888-715-7598

 

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Amramp Provides Access for Vietnam Moving Wall in Hatfield, PA

Posted on Wed, Jul 31, 2013

American Legion Post 833 turns to Amramp to provide wheelchair accessibility for Vietnam Moving Wall

When the American Legion Post 833 in Hatfield, PA hosted the Vietnam Moving Wall, they turned to Amramp to provide wheelchair accessibility so veterans and other visitors would be able to view the Moving Wall while it was on display June 27 to July 1, 2013.

Nick Marcellino, owner of Amramp Philadelphia, was proud to have been chosen for this task. The Moving Wall was set up on a grassy lawn. The challenge was to provide a safe, steady surface for wheelchair users as well as for able-bodied visitors without blocking the view of the Wall. Nick and his installation team designed two parallel rows of ramp surface, one for entry and the other for exit. Each row had 300 feet of ramp surface to allow visitors safe access to view the names of the fallen warriors. The three-man installation team was able to install the 600 foot ramp in two days, even in the pouring rain on the second day. Post 833 was able to rent the ramp while the Moving Wall was on display.

American Legion Post 833 was so very excited to be hosting the Moving Wall and very appreciative that Amramp was able to provide the needed accessibility as a rental.

The Moving Wall is a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans National Memorial in Washington, DC, which has been touring the country for about thirty years. The Wall displays the names of 58,272 American military personnel who were direct casualties of the war.

Amramp Philadelphia provides modular wheelchair ramps and other accessibility products in Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware, Bucks, Montgomery and Berks counties in Pennsylvania and parts of Gloucester, Camden and Burlington counties in New Jersey.

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Amramp provides wheelchair access for Vietnam Moving Wall in Hatfield, PA June 27 - July 1, 2013

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Making Graduation Accessible to All: Amramp Can Help

Posted on Mon, May 20, 2013

Students who use wheelchairs at Cairn University can receive their degrees with their peers this year thanks to Amramp

Students who use wheelchairs are able to receive their degrees alongside their fellow students this year at Cairn University in Langhorn, PA thanks to Amramp.

Nick Marcellino, Amramp Philadelphia, installed these two ramps to provide accessibility for all graduating students at this year’s graduation.

Amramp wheelchair ramps offer an easy, affordable solution to make any event ADA compliant, accessible and green. Our modular wheelchair ramps are made from 100% recycled and recyclable steel. They can be RENTED, so that after the event the ramps will be returned to inventory, ready for another project.

We will design a ramp to fit your needs, install it for you – even for just one day! - and remove it once it is no longer needed. No event is too large or small.

  • Graduations
  • Weddings
  • Corporate Meetings and Events
  • Sporting Events
  • Concerts
  • Public Speakers
  • and more!

Amramp has 45 locations across the US and in Edmonton, Canada, each with local inventory for fast delivery and installation in days, not weeks or months.

Call Amramp today to schedule a free site evaluation

Please contact our National Customer Service Center 888-715-7598

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