Rotary helps with ramp
Aransas Pass Rotary Club members James Hollan, left, and president Ramiro Gomez, right, present resident Ben Plummer with a $1,000 check to be used to cover the cost of building a ramp. Hollan discovered Plummer and his family were in need of a wheelchair ramp.
The young man, who has had cerebral palsy since birth, lives with his mother and stepfather in Aransas Pass. Like so many, they lost their home to Hurricane Harvey. According to Ben’s mother, Jennifer Johnson, they have secured a mobile home, but the wheelchair ramp which they had at their previous residence has not been replaced. Plummer is able to walk with forearm crutches, but stairs are a challenge and to complicate matters, he will undergo surgery on both feet later this month and will be confined to a wheelchair for an undetermined length of time. When Hollan discovered this information, he knew it was a project for the Rotary Club whose motto is “Service Above Self.” The check presentation was made at the Club’s next meeting
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