CQ Frames and Trusses hardware manager Darrin Bradbury assisted in building a ramp for 7-year-old Kassidy Ashworth, after seeing a post on Gladstone Freecycle by her mum Joanna Mison.
CQ Frames and Trusses hardware manager Darrin Bradbury assisted in building a ramp for 7-year-old Kassidy Ashworth, after seeing a post on Gladstone Freecycle by her mum Joanna Mison. Tegan Annett

Life a little easier for girl in wheelchair thanks to help

THANKS to the kindness of a CQ Frames and Trusses employee, and Facebook, Joanne Mison will experience a little less back strain from now on.

Joanne's seven-year-old daughter Kassidy Ashworth has cerebral palsy so uses a wheelchair.

Suffering from a spinal infection, Joanne had difficulty lifting the wheelchair over the step at the front door of their home.

On Saturday, February 1, Joanne created a post on the Facebook page Freecycle Gladstone.

The page allows group members to post items they no longer want or need, for another group member to take off their hands.

Members also make posts regarding items they need for projects.

Joanne asked for ideas on how to make a ramp at the front door to give easier access for Kassidy's wheelchair.

CQ Frames and Trusses hardware manager Darrin Bradbury offered his assistance for the task by supplying the timber and handiwork.

"It's just a small part of our material and a friend (Wayne Price) came to help and fit it too," Darrin said.

Joanne said she had not been expecting the help she received.

"I'm doing the biggest clean-out of the house at the moment, which is the only reason I'm on the group (Freecycle Gladstone)," she said.

"Darrin's response was a bit of a shock to me."

Darrin said he was happy to help.

"As long as it can make Joanne and Kass' life a little easier, it's put a smile on my face," he said.

Darrin and Wayne spent more than an hour last Wednesday morning building and fitting the ramp.

"The majority of things you do these days cost money, so I am very thankful," Joanne said.

Darrin said it was a pleasure to be there when Kassidy arrived home from school, to see the difference he and Wayne had made.



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