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Ramp build aids family while uniting generations

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(WRCB) - When Philip Griffin comes home from the hospital next week he will be able to go through his front door without being carried up the stairs for the first time since he lost the use of his legs in 2009.

But Philip won't be the only one smiling. His father Nathaniel Walker has a prosthetic left leg and says stairs are often challenging.

This is the fourth ramp Buster Smith and the Modern Woodmen of America have built this year. The group built 23 ramps in 2012 and already have several planned over the coming months, but today they have the help of 8 students from LFO High School.

LFO student Brandon Newman says he is happy to have a change of pace from his typical classroom routine and he hopes that Philip and his dad are happy with the work he's done.

The ramp was finished Tuesday afternoon.

All the supplies for the build were donated by the Home Depot and Chik-Fil-A fed lunch to the whole crew.

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