Ramp provided by Next Day Access Kansas City

Next Day Access Kansas City was honored to donate a ramp installation at the Night to Stand event for NextStep Kansas City. NextStep Kansas City is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing Activity-Based Therapy for individuals living with paralysis. Located in Overland Park, NextStep Kansas City is the sole facility of its kind in the area, committed to being a cutting-edge paralysis recovery center. “Our mission at NextStep is to offer accessible and effective interventions, along with other resources, to promote recovery, health, and wellness among our clients,” said Katie Johnson, an employee at NextStep. Since insurance does not cover their program, they heavily rely on community support to ensure that those living with paralysis have access to effective recovery programs. There are a few crucial components that bring this to life: managing recovery costs, continually enhancing and maintaining training equipment, and financially assisting clients. Since fundraisers are critical for NextStep’s various events, especially Night to Stand, Next Day Access Kansas City seized the opportunity to donate a wheelchair ramp.

Night to Stand is an annual charity dinner and auction organized to support year-long opportunities for their clients. “This year, our focus is on shattering barriers, celebrating the progress made by our clients, and to ignite the spark for the transformative work that lies ahead,” Katie continued. “The interventions we offer are more than just programs; they are lifelines that offer independence, strength, and the realization of untapped potential for individuals facing paralysis.” The theme of the event, breakthrough, aligned well with the work that Next Day Access does, and it was a natural fit for Kansas City to participate.

“After searching Google and contacting numerous rental options locally, I quickly realized the scarcity of short-term ramp rentals throughout Kansas City. I eventually discovered Next Day Access and was surprised to learn about their widespread presence across the country, along with their effortless service in my area,” said Chris Smith, the Executive Director of NextStep Kansas City. “Next Day Access provided the precise ramp solution I needed for my fundraiser and collaborated with the stage provider to secure the ramp to the stage effectively. The entire process was seamless.”

Pictured are photos from the installation, provided by Next Day Access Kansas City owner, April Springer.

Ramp provided by Next Day Access Kansas City

To learn more about NextStep Kansas City, read their site: https://www.nextstepkc.org/

To learn more about Next Day Access Kansas City, read more on their microsite: https://www.nextdayaccess.com/kansas-city-mo/