FOX 35 helps woman keep wheelchair ramp

- A disabled woman who lives at the Alafaya Mobile Home Park in Orange County came to FOX 35 after she said park management told her that she needed to remove her wheelchair ramp. 

Maria Mower says she panicked when she received the notice.

"I have a handicap ramp that's been up since 2008, and the park wrote me a letter that I need to move it over or tear it down."

The park manager told us that the ramp was on the lot next door and needed to be moved, so they could put a new home on it.

Maria said it made her feel, "trapped, that I can't do nothing. It's very hard."

Maria has multiple sclerosis and struggles to get around.

"When my legs really bug me, I use the ramp. I use the scooter, wheel chair or the walker. It's during the day how my disease is getting to me."

But on Thursday she received some good news.

"Looks like the ramp is gonna stay."  

The Lakeshore management Director of Operations called FOX 35 saying there was some sort of miscommunication, and he had no issues with the ramp.

"If there is a problem they're gonna work with me so it's good news," Maria says. 

Management told us that if the ramp was on the lot next door, they would pay to move it. Maria is grateful.

"Thanks FOX 35! I really appreciate what you've done for me it really made my life a lot easier. I don't have to worry about this anymore."

Maria says she needs a longer ramp like this one rather than a single ramp because it's too steep. Making it easier to get around. 
 

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