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Man creates removable ramp for his wife

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2017-01-27 16:37

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The invention consists of a block of wood and a kind of cane, allowing to double each step of the staircase of an intermediate step that his wife moves as she ascends.

Mrs. Sondag had a surgery over 20 years ago, and had a fall at the hospital. This left her with a muscle tear, which meant it was hard for her to move. Over the years, it became impossible for her to climb the stairs.

Because the Sondag’s house had stairs, Eugene took action. After thinking about it, he realized that the solution would be to reduce the height of the steps. He therefore thought of adding intermediate steps on the stairs.

"My grandfather was a carpenter. When I was little, I accompanied him. I also helped my dad to restore old furniture. I myself installed our fitted kitchen. I always liked to tinker”, the inventor explained.

So Eugene developed a removable ramp and a cane and now his wife is able to climb the stairs by herself.

"It was a joy for her to be able to climb these five steps again”, Eugene affirmed.

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/2kBA2Wx

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Eugene Sondag, born in Belgium, built a removable step and cane for his wife, who had difficulties climbing the stairs.

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