Good Samaritan builds wheelchair ramp for young girl who had hers stolen

Nadine Kalinauskas
Good News

Evelynn Biondo, a severely disabled 5-year-old girl, had her much-needed wheelchair ramp stolen from her home in Mastic, New York, last week.

"She's a big girl, and the only way she gets around is in my arms or a wheelchair," Evelynn's mother, Alicia, told Newsday.

When Evelynn was a newborn, her father shook, hit and kicked her. She cannot see, walk or talk. Her mother told WABC that Evelynn has the cognitive ability of a 3-month-old. Evelynn's father is currently serving a 16-year sentence for his crime.

A good Samaritan heard the little girl's story on the news and offered to build the young girl a temporary ramp for free.

David Lohr, a carpenter, and his 19-year-old son built the replacement ramp in 90 minutes.

"You got to try to help people out when they are down like this," Lohr told CBS 2.

Evelynn's family was touched by the kind generosity.

"When you have something horrible happen to you and then something also amazing happen to you, it balances out and give you back hope. There is still good left in the world, even though people do stuff like this," Alicia told WABC.

A new ramp would have cost the Biondo family $700.

"It's the holiday season, and that's not exactly pocket change," Alicia said. "It would have been very difficult."

Lohr wasn't the only one to come to the Biondo family's aid. Newsday reported that C&C Home Care of Plainview, New York, will be donating a permanent ramp to Evelynn.