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Amputee reaches out to Rescue Squad, receives help

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A woman who is struggling after becoming a new amputee was in need of a new wheelchair ramp. So she contacted the TV5 Rescue Squad.

People from all over the community reached out.

Cheryl Nash recently lost her leg to illness and now, while adjusting to getting around in a wheelchair, is worried the ramp outside of her home is simply not safe. She said she's already fallen twice.

"It's been one of my worst fears, is falling since I had the amputation, but I always thought if I fell it would be when I got my prosthetic, until I got used to it, but I'm really scared," Nash said.

Since her story aired there has been an outpouring of offers to help.

Ron Fries with the Ascension Lutheran Church in Thomas Township is just one of many who contacted the TV5 Rescue Squad.

"I caught the tail end of it when the appeal was made to have a ramp rebuilt or built and that's when I felt certainly we would be able to do that," Fries said.

Nash said she hopes she can pay it forward for someone else.

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