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By Andi Bourne

Giving the Gift of Freedom


Tim Berry

Martha McManus's new wheel chair ramp was built by Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake and Seeley Lake Lions Club members. The ramp is 50 feet long with two landings. McManus said she enjoys taking her scooter out on the second landing and just enjoying being outside.

SEELEY LAKE – Veterans & Families of Seeley Lake (VFSL) has reached out to help local veteran Gary Ikerd and his wife Martha McManus.

Thanks to volunteers, McManus now has a new handicap ramp and the freedom to get out of the house.

McManus had not been able to go any farther than her front porch for the past two months. She was confined to a wheelchair and her handicap ramp was too steep, dropping 53 inches in 16 feet. The maximum slope of an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) handicap ramp is one inch of drop per foot.

VFSL wanted to help so they visited with her to see what sh...

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