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Published July 24, 2012, 06:06 PM

Youth build ramp to make life easier for a Lake Park woman

Lake Park, MN (WDAY TV) -- A group of young volunteers is making life a little easier for a Lake Park woman.

By: Becky Parker, WDAY

Lake Park, MN (WDAY TV) -- A group of young volunteers is making life a little easier for a Lake Park woman. Carol Finneseth has Multiple Sclerosis, and may soon have to use a wheelchair.

Carol Finneseth's Multiple Sclerosis and arthritis have made it difficult to climb the front steps of her Lake Park home. She may need to use a wheelchair soon, and doesn't want that to slow her down.

Carol Finneseth - Has Multiple Sclerosis: "I'm not a sitter. I'm not a TV watcher. I love doing stuff."

A group of high school volunteers from the Catholic Heart Workcamp showed up at Carol's doorstep to begin building a ramp for easy access into her home.

Anna Kaercher - Montana: "It's really gonna help her out, because before, it was a big bump to get to her sidewalk. So, now, it's going to be super easy for her to get in and out of her house."

Close to 200 youth and chaperones are in the Detroit Lakes area this week doing service projects. They come from several states, many traveling hundreds of miles to take part.

David Levin - Chicago: "It's a great experience. You meet so many people from across the country."

The teens look forward to seeing their hard work make a difference in someone's life.

David Levin: "Just being able to see Carol's face when we're done. Because I know she's gonna love it."

Carol says the help from volunteers is a dream come true.

Carol Finneseth: "They're so wonderful. They are just great. I've heard of groups like this, but never experienced it to be in my front yard."

The group expects to finish the ramp on Thursday.

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