Maryland county forces 91-year-old woman to tear down wheelchair ramp over permit issue

An elderly Maryland woman was left stranded in her home after local officials ordered her makeshift wheelchair ramp to be torn down earlier this summer.

The reason? Because the ramp didn’t have the proper county permits for its existence.

What are the details?

Evelyn Strahle, of Prince George’s County, had to be lifted in a wheelchair up a small set of stairs each time she left or returned to her home. Eventually, the process became too burdensome, so Strahle’s son, Bob, decided to get her a wheelchair ramp. It would provide the 91-year-old Strahle with an immense amount of freedom.

Image source: WJLA-TV screenshot

Instead of purchasing the ramp, which would have cost $5,000, Bob Strahle decided to build it himself. After all, he’s in the construction business and a wheelchair ramp is a relatively minor project compared to his normal work. Bob spent $1,700 on lumber to build the ramp.

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via Maryland county forces 91-year-old woman to tear down wheelchair ramp over permit issue | TheBlaze

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