Americans Helping Americans build rampImagine visiting the doctor for cancer treatment two or three times weekly – the fatigue it causes and the limited mobility due to illness.  Julia*, from Harlan, Kentucky, has a very strong heart and a will to survive.  She may be shy at times about her illness but her courage is unending.  Julia worked hard to build a beautiful home for herself and her children but the access steps to her front door caused her a lot of trouble before and especially after her weekly medical treatments.

Americans Helping Americans decided to lend a hand.  With the gracious help of many volunteers, Julia no longer has to worry about those steps.  They built a 25 foot ramp in one day so she can easily access her home without the worry of falling or growing weary from the strength it takes to get into her home.  Julia is so grateful for the easy accessibility she sent a note to say, “Thank you so much!”

Pictures tell a thousand words.  Looking at these photos you can see how your commitment to helping the underprivileged in Appalachia was matched by the love and support the Harlan community has for their neighbors.