Meet Rita Ebel ~ “Lego® Grandma” Promoting Accessibility Awareness One Block At A Time. #WATWB

Welcome to the “We are the World Blogfest” (#WATWB ). The #WATWB was inspired by a simple conversation about how all the negativity on social media was weighing on us. Wanting to make a difference, we decided to try to do our part to infuse social media with all the good stories that are out there. We hope to share the stories that show kindness, compassion, hope, overcoming challenges and in general, the impressive resilience of the human spirit. For every dark, negative story out there, there is a positive, heartwarming story that will add some light and lift the human spirit. #WATWB was started in  2017, this month marks our forty-seventh opportunity to share positive uplifting stories to inspire, give hope and motivate others. The last Friday of every month bloggers share their stories led by two co-hosts, this month’s co-hosts are Sylvia McGrath and Belinda Witzenhausen.

“Every problem has a creative solution.”~Donna Karan

This month I came across a story which, although a bit older, spoke to me. I have had both friends and close family members who are in wheelchairs and have watched them struggle to get in and out of buildings. Wheelchair ramps aren’t the first thing most people look at, that is, until they or someone they know is in need of one. With small businesses struggling to make ends meet ramps can be difficult to afford. Rita’s solution is creative, brilliant and practical and is a win win for businesses and customers alike. Although metal or wood would do the bright coloured bricks also bring awareness. For anyone who has been unfortunate enough to walk through a Lego® minefield have learned those little suckers are pretty much indestructible…. just ask your feet.

After a car accident left her wheelchair bound and frustrated about the lack of accessibility in her town of Hanau Germany she decided to do something about it. Using donated Lego® blocks she creates bright, creative wheelchair ramps for small businesses in Hanau as well as raising awareness. Watch the video below to learn more…

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