Sunday, July 8, 2012

Ryan's Maiden Voyage with the Mega Ramp!

This is a great day in the McKenzie's house! Ryan is able to come upstairs once again!

Something so little as a set of steps, causing so much problems.  Ryan has not been able to go upstairs in our home,  independently for over  4 years!  4 years since he has been able to walk upstairs. Once he was  no longer able to walk  we used a stair lift to get him upstairs and then transferred him to a manual chair. Since his back surgery over 1 1/2 years ago,  he has not been able to use the stair lift which means he hasn't been upstairs in 1 1/2 years! Now that I think about it, this the first time his power chair has been upstairs!

 I am SO excited I can't even begin to tell you how happy it  makes this moms  heart to see my boy in my kitchen again! He had to check everything out, Jake's messy bedroom and of course the refrigerator!  The little things, being able to see whats in the refrigerator!  He was all smiles!
I wanted to share this happy moment so here is a video of Ryan doing a test run of his Mega ramp. Keep in mind it isn't done yet, still a lot of work to be done, but it is done enough that Ryan was able to give it a try! He made it upstairs and we were able to have dinner around our dining room table as a family!!! I just can't even begin to tell you what that means to all of us!!!!!
 So thankful that God gave Jeff the talents and gifted him in such a way to be able to do this. Thank you Grandpa chuck as well for being the apprentice ( clean up man ). Thanks to Jake as well for being the assistant to the apprentice!


  1. Donna this video is "private". I can't see it.

  2. oops, sorry i just changed it so you should be able to see it now. This is the first time i have uploaded a video to utube!

    1. How wonderful! How beautiful! We love seeing Ryan's smiling face. Great job Mckenzie family! Thanks for sharing this very special moment! God's blessings to you!

  3. Oh my goodness!! That made me cry!!! So excited for you guys!

  4. Donna this is huge super big event thank you , it brings tears of joy to know Ryan can join you all upstairs. Much love to you all. Give Jeff a big hug for me for doing this. He is a great man!

  5. Oh! Am so happy for you, Just to see the look on his face said it ALL :)

  6. Awesome! Ryan’s smile is priceless. So happy for you guys! Eating dinner with the whole family is really something. Kudos to Jeff and everyone who helped make the ramp.

    Tanisha Hertzler