Community Gives New Wheelchair Ramp To Child

By Bill Webster

June 1, 2012 Updated Jun 1, 2012 at 11:26 PM EDT

Town of Union, NY, (WBNG Binghamton) A Town of Union boy gets a new way to enter and leave his house thanks to help from the community.

It took three days to build.

The new wheelchair ramp and railing was unveiled to the Craig family on Friday afternoon.

It's to help 5-year-old Matthew.

Matthew was born with Hypoplastic left heart syndrome and cerebral palsy.

The family has been battling with having to carry Matthew and his wheelchair in and out of the house each day.

It has caused some tricky footwork and safety concerns, especially during the inclement weather.

"You fill your heart up when you do stuff like this," said Paul Klink of LeChase Construction.

Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Lechase Construction staff helped bring the vision to a reality by donating their time and expertise to the project.