Senior who has served others her entire life gets new ramp, deck
The Fuller Center for Housing of Utah County’s latest Greater Blessing project has helped an 88-year-old woman who has dedicated her life to helping others.
“I’m thrilled to death!” said Marlene Kaiser, whose life of service has included working with disabled veterans, the developmentally disabled and Habitat for Humanity as well as housing the homeless and teaching English to immigrant children.
Thanks to the expertise and generosity of local 3D construction design company Baxter BIM, combined with the Fuller Center of Utah team, Marlene is enjoying a brand new deck and wheelchair ramp.
Marlene has faced many health challenges, the death of a developmentally disabled daughter and other family hardships, yet she continues to greet everyone with a smile and has hope in the future. She gratefully watched the process of having her old, dangerous, and dilapidated wheelchair ramp removed, new cement footings poured, and a new, sparkling white deck and ramp built for her.
“You’ve drastically improved my home,” she said with a sigh of relief. “This project will not only help me stay insured — it will make my insurance cheaper! “It’s so much more than I ever expected!”
The Fuller Center provided the crowning touch with a donated patio table with four cushioned chairs so Marlene can now spend time with friends and family on her new deck.