Local leaders, groups team up to get man’s wheelchair ramp

<p>A disabled Bridgeport man&nbsp;is&nbsp;expressing thanks&nbsp;for&nbsp;those who&nbsp;helped&nbsp;him get a $20,000 wheelchair ramp&nbsp;for his home.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 8, 2017, 4:42 PM

Updated 2,423 days ago

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A disabled Bridgeport couple expressed their thanks to News 12 Connecticut for helping them regain their independence.
Anthony Nah, 68, first turned to News 12 back in July when he had to be carried in and out of his house due to his disability. He said he could not afford a wheelchair ramp to bypass the front steps of his home.
Nah has to go to dialysis three times a week and says it was both painful and undignified to have somebody carry him up and down the stairs as if he were a child.  His wife Caroline, a longtime chapter president of the NAACP, had just had knee replacement surgery, so she was also unable to use the stairs.
News 12 Connecticut contacted Joe and Mary Gail Kaliko, of the Needs Clearing House, who worked with the Building Hope Foundation and local leaders Denese Taylor Moye, Jack Banta and Lydia Martinez  to get the ramp constructed. 
Sen. Richard Blumenthal dedicated the custom-built $20,000 wheelchair ramp for the Nahs at a special ceremony Sunday morning.
The couple also thanked City Carting and the Interstate Lumbar Company for helping to make their dream a reality.


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