Members of the school’s construction class, under the tutelage of teacher Mike Mayfield, built a 24-foot ramp in anticipation of Phillip Griffin’s return home from the hospital next week.
“I’m proud to see the work that those kids have done out there today. … It’s excellent,” said Phillip’s father, Nathaniel Walker. “It looks great. It looks like a professional job.”
Walker, who has a prosthetic left leg, said he lost his leg because of blood clots, and his son was paralyzed the following day in 2009. Since then, the family has managed as well as possible, but Walker said carrying Phillip up the stairs leading to their front door has been an ongoing challenge.
The local Modern Woodmen of America helped teach the students how to build a ramp, and Home Depot donated the supplies for project.
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