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Company Builds New Wheelchair Ramp For Franklin Square Woman

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Kerry Aalbue and her 2-year-old son Noah (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Kerry Aalbue and her 2-year-old son Noah (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

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FRANKLIN SQUARE, NY (WCBS 880) – A happy ending for a Long Island women who had her wheelchair ramp stolen.

Kerry Aalbue was a 9/11 paramedic who spent 18 months at Ground Zero. She is dependent on her wheelchair after she developed respiratory problems and rheumatoid arthritis.

Last weekend, Aalbue’s wheelchair ramp was stolen in the middle of the night. But after hearing Aalbue’s story, Robert Eprifania of Niro Construction came to her rescue and built a $15,000 ramp that is attached to Aalbue’s home.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports: Aalbue Calls Employees Of Niro Construction ‘Angels’

He says one will be able to steal it. “This is renewed my faith in humanity because to steal a ramp is about as low as you can go,” Aalbue said.

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The new wheelchair ramp is attached to Aalbue's home. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Eprifania says as soon as he met Aalbue, he knew he had to donate his services. “When I met Kerry, I told my office we have to do everything we can to help this lady,” he said.

Aalbue said without the ramp, she wouldn’t be able to take her newly adopted 2-year-old son Noah out to play.  

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