New wheelchair ramp brings independence

By Jillian Marshall

August 17, 2013 Updated Aug 19, 2013 at 9:50 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A Binghamton girl with cerebral palsy can now move freely in and out of her house thanks to local volunteers.

The Impact Project built a new ramp for the Chalker family who has a 10-year-old daughter who uses a wheelchair.

The Chalker's previous ramp was too long and in need of repairs.

The new ramp was built with cement, so it will last for at least 20 years.

Scott Chalker said the new ramp is especially important as his daughter grows up and becomes more independent.

"We don't have to worry about her bumping or banging on anything," Chalker said. "For her, the faster you go up or down any hill the happier she is, so now she has a straight shot in and out of the house."

This is the 56th ramp Impact Project has built in Broome and Chenango counties.

The Impact Project is made up of volunteers.

For more information on The Impact Project, click here.

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