Students Build Wheelchair Ramps During Spring Break 3-15-2011 - WSMV Channel 4

Students Build Wheelchair Ramps During Spring Break 3-15-2011

Reported By Deanna Lambert
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
A dozen students from Boston University are spending their spring break in Nashville, and they made one Nashville woman very happy Tuesday.

Video: Boston Students Work In Nashville Over Spring Break


The students spent the past two days building Carol Treadway a wheelchair ramp.
"I really appreciate them for helping me," said Treadway.
And it couldn't have been better timing, as Treadway's new electric wheelchair just arrived Tuesday.
The students said they are thrilled to be in Nashville helping others. Megan Ross said this kind of spring break is even more fulfilling than going to the Caribbean.
"You not only get to meet great people and do good service and make a difference in their lives that last -- you know, these wheelchair ramps will be around for a long time -- but you also, we get to explore a place we've never been before," she said.
When rain delayed the students' work Monday, Ross said, the group went to the Opryland Resort. She said they will be going to a Predators game Tuesday night and hope to see country star Carrie Underwood.
They plan to build one more wheelchair ramp before heading back to school in Boston.

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