Family looks for help in finding wheelchair ramp
Staff photo by Jordan Maxwell... Tanis Roberts, left, sits with her parents, Perry and Andrea, at PCI on Thursday. Tanis' wheelchair ramp was stolen from her home on Monday and her parents are asking for help from the community to locate the ramp.
A family from Portage is calling on the community to help them locate a wheelchair ramp that was taken from their home on Monday.
The ramp belonged to Tanis Roberts, a student at P.C.I. with special needs. Perry and Andrea Roberts, Tanis' parents, said they were upset when they noticed the ramp was missing because their daughter depends on it to get around the city.
"It was at the side of the house because my wife wanted me to put in the backyard," said Perry.
"There's a fence that separates the side of the house and the backyard. On Monday, we went to look for it and couldn't find it. We looked all over the place, double-checked, triple-checked but we couldn't find it.
"I was surprised. Why would somebody take it? Who else could use a ramp like that?"
The family has taken to Facebook to reel in some support and find out if anybody's seen it.
They are encouraging who ever took the ramp to return it to them, no questions asked, because their daughter's mobility depends on that ramp to get her from point A to B.
If anyone has any information, Portagers are advised to contact the local RCMP or the Roberts' residence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=645214369.