Posted on August 5, 2013
Amramp Makes Historic New Orleans Home Wheelchair Accessible for
Team Gleason Summit for a Cure
(New Orleans, LA) – Steve Gleason, former NFL player and New Orleans cult hero who was diagnosed with ALS in 2011, held the first Team Gleason Summit for a Cure on June 27-28 at the historic New Orleans home of James Carville in the Uptown area of the city.
The guest list included representatives from Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Cedar Sinai Hospital, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Emory University, Massachusetts General Hospital among more than 50 other leading organizations and eight patients with ALS using wheelchairs. As most of the older homes in New Orleans, this historic home was not wheelchair accessible. Team Gleason turned to Tim Daly, Sales Manager for Amramp Baton Rouge for a solution. Tim worked with the Amramp Corporate Engineering team to design a 70 foot long modular wheelchair ramp extending from the porch down to the driveway. Team Gleason was able to rent the ramp for just one day! After the event, the ramp was removed with no damage to the home or driveway. The Amramp system is free-standing and does not attach to the house – a perfect solution for any home, but most especially for such a beautiful, historic Southern home.
Paul Varisco, Exective Director of Team Gleason extended a gracious thank you to Tim Daly and the Amramp Baton Rouge team, “Team Gleason would like to thank everyone at Amramp for their superior service and quality product. Amramp’s crew worked to add handicapped accessibility into the historic New Orleans home of James Carville and made it possible for eight patients with ALS (or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) to flawlessly enjoy the Team Gleason Summit reception. New Orleans homes were not built with wheelchairs in mind, but Amramp’s product complemented the environment and made it possible for everyone to have equal access. The installation crew with Amramp was professional and eager to help, even with last minute changes. We highly recommend their service and will be using them in the future.”