"The more we started to discuss options for accessibility, the more I realized that I wanted to help in a big way"
- Carlos Lopez RampNOW
I remember getting the call from Marissa at School of Rock in Glen Ellyn, IL.
She mentioned that there was one kid in particular (a guitar player) who was in a wheelchair and needed access to the stage for the big event! Being a music fan and a guitar player myself, I was excited to hear more and find out different ways that we could help.
At first we knocked around the idea of renting a modular ramp. A Modular ramp is one that we come out and construct on site. That idea was short lived because in reality they only needed the ramp for one day. So, we discussed the idea of renting or purchasing a portable ramp for one day, and it appeared that was the best option. However, the more we started to discuss options for accessibility, the more I realized that I wanted to help in a big way.
It hit me... like a ton of bricks. Why not just donate the portable ramp to School of Rock?!?! So, that's what we did. Marissa of course was elated at the notion and gladly accepted :)
Now, anytime they have a musician that requires accessibility for the BIG SHOW, they can pull out the portable ramp and Rock out in the Limelight without any hindrances whatsoever!
Moral of the story: Helping others is something that will always help you.
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