Written by Tammy Walro
December 23, 2013
Pam Brown is worried...not about how she’ll get her Christmas shopping done, or what kind of ham to buy for Christmas dinner.
Her worries are bigger. Pam’s husband, Randy, is already dealing with health problems that require him to go for dialysis three times a week.
On Jan. 2, he’ll undergo surgery where doctors will amputate his right leg below the knee.
Since learning Randy would need surgery, Pam has been trying to arrange to have a ramp constructed on their porch at their home in the Greenwood Mobile Home Court on Woodville Road.
She’s contacted different agencies and has been turned down or told there is a six- to eight-week waiting period. “My nephew was going to help and he ended up having surgery,” she said.
“He’ll be in a wheelchair for awhile,” Pam said. “It will take at least six weeks for him to heal; after that, he’ll be fitted with a prosthesis, and he’ll have to learn to walk with that.
“We have to have a ramp built so that I can get him to and from our van for dialysis and other appointments,” she said.
“If someone could help build one, we would be so grateful,” she said.
Anyone wishing to offer assistance may call Pam at 419-855-0197.