The daily routine of the North Carolina teenager, who is 14 years old, is not the same as that of other people, despite the fact that she looks forward to going home each day.
The majority of Almay’s classmates are able to race for their front doors as soon as they get off the school bus, but since Almay uses a wheelchair, this task is far more difficult for her.
Her father, Anthony Belton, would patiently wait for her to return home each day so that he could assist her in climbing the stairs to their front door, which did not have an accessible ramp.
According to Anthony, “basically whenever she comes off the bus she has a small grimace on her face, as if to say here we go, going to walk up these stairs. At the same time, it’s difficult for me because I have to deal with my back, and I’m not growing younger, but older.”
It just so happened that the proprietor of Premier Waterproofing, Joe Hill, was doing some work in Almay’s neighborhood around the end of the previous year.
While he was there, he saw Anthony helping his daughter off the bus and lifting her wheelchair up the steps on a daily basis since there was no accessible ramp available. Because Joe felt obligated to assist, he went to the family’s house, knocked on the door, and made a proposition to them.
“He says, ‘Hey, I was wondering if it would be all right if I came out here and built you a ramp for free.'” I gave him an odd look and said, “Sure, OK, there’s got to be a catch.”
It wasn’t until the 13th of December that he came back with his crew to construct Almay’s wheelchair ramp. The greatest thing is that they accomplished all of it without charging a fee.
After everything was finished, Joe and Anthony waited together in order to surprise Almay. When the young lady stepped off the bus, she couldn’t help but break out into a great smile when she saw the ramp.
“All I can say is that there is nothing in the world that can put a grin on a dad’s face like seeing his kids smile,” Anthony said of Almay’s response. It was also Joe’s favorite aspect of the whole situation as a whole.
Now that Almay is able to utilize the accessible ramp to enter the home on her own, she won’t have to go through the same sources of aggravation that she did in the past.