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Handicap ramp built by volunteers brings freedom back to one couple

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

It was a morning of hard work for a selfless cause for a couple overcoming hardship.

Katherine Walker, 61, had her leg amputated last month because of severe blood clots.

"It's been like hell," said Walker.

In stepped the Knights of Columbus, and others in the community, to make the Walkers' struggle of getting in and out of their home a little more bearable.

"Mr. Walker called me about three weeks ago," said Biloxi City Councilman Kenny Glavan. " He sounded pretty desperate and he asked me what we could do."

Glavan got the community involved to help build a handicap ramp at the Walkers' home.

"We realize how important this is to Mrs. Walker, so we're trying to get this done this weekend," said volunteer Bob Fell.

"It means I don't have to feel like a prisoner in my house," said Walker.

It was a rewarding experience for everyone involved.

"Biloxi proud day and I think everyone in the community can smile," said Glavan.

But, Katherine Walker first shed a few tears.

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart," said Walker crying.

The end result brought freedom back for one couple.

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