It is difficult to slow Carrie Tyree down. She has worked for 18 years at Big Bend 2-1-1 where she is currently a Phone Room Supervisor. However, when she fell and broke her hip in December 2017 she was forced to miss weeks of work and could not leave her house without assistance.
Tyree was already living with mobility issues from a partial spinal cord injury she experienced 25 years ago following a diving accident. The broken hip in addition to the spinal cord injury left her using a walker and essentially unable to leave her home.
On February 14, 2018 Ability1st partnered with friends and coworkers from Tyree’s office to install a ramp for her home. “The ramp is perfect,” she said “it’s so much safer than the stairs.”