A handicapped man received a new lease on life, thanks to a group of local firefighters who built a wheelchair-accessible ramp at his house.
Eyewitness News saw the story on social media earlier this week, when Jeff Jarry posted a picture of the ramp in his backyard. He said North Providence firefighters had come and put it together — without him even asking. Jarry has multiple sclerosis and needs a wheelchair to get around. He said he was diagnosed at 30 years old and used to be a former athlete.
“The first couple years wasn’t bad. I had my own computer company,” he said. “But it [the disease] just kicked in and the little things started going away, like walking.”