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Local company replaces stolen wheelchair ramp at Milwaukee home

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A new wheelchair ramp was donated to a Milwaukee family on Friday morning.

Discount Ramps donated the ramp to the Allen family who had their old ramp stolen earlier this week. Milwaukee Police believe it was taken sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

14-year-old Armoni has cerebral palsy and relies on the ramp to get in and out of his home. Without it, the family had to carry his heavy wheelchair and medical equipment up and down the front steps. 

The vice president of Germantown-based Discount Ramps said he heard about the situation and wanted to help.

"We decided to take action," Eric Grunewald said. "We were able to find the previous owner and donate some nice ramps." 

Armoni's mom Avera was moved to tears.

"I was happy and nervous," she said. "Happy the ramp was coming and being replaced but nervous because I knew my tears were going to be coming and sometimes they're just uncontrollable."

Allen says the family plans on bolting the new ramp into the concrete. Police say they are still looking for whoever stole the original ramp. 

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