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Construction worker, Sutherlands employees pay it forward to girl with cerebral palsy

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The Dawson family closed  on their new house in Liberty on Monday, but Whitney Dawson wondered how her daughter, Lexi Dawson, could get inside. That changed due to some very generous people. (Grady Reid/KCTV5) The Dawson family closed  on their new house in Liberty on Monday, but Whitney Dawson wondered how her daughter, Lexi Dawson, could get inside. That changed due to some very generous people. (Grady Reid/KCTV5)
LIBERTY, MO (KCTV) -

A local man is paying it forward by helping out a little girl in a big way. 

Jason Wansing, who works for Custom Outdoor Construction, did not want to talk with KCTV5 News because he says this story was not about him, but helping out a girl and her mom who he says deserved a helping hand. 

The Dawson family closed  on their new house in Liberty on Monday, but Whitney Dawson wondered how her daughter, Lexi Dawson, could get inside. 

Lexi lives with cerebral palsy. 

Whitney determined to generate funds to help build a ramp to the home. She hopped on Facebook to ask for bids and planned to apply for a grant. 

That’s when Wansing stepped up and offered much more than that. 

“He told me he would be donating all his labor and Sutherlands in Liberty would be donating the materials,” Whitney Dawson said. “It’s so rare to hear of people doing such nice things.” 

It did not take long for the Chris Perkinds, the manager of the Liberty Sutherlands location, to get into the action. 

He was approached by Nick Lerette, who worked with Wansing on projects before. 

“It made the decision pretty easy,” Perkinds said. 

The price tag to build the ramp was approximately $3,000 - $6,000. 

If the volunteer hours were not enough, employees of the store stepped up once more. 

“They told me the employees at Sutherlands were donating their Christmas bonuses to get this done,” Whitney Dawson said. “It’s just amazing.” 

Lerette said it was no big deal, however. 

“It’s fabulous,” he said. “It’s a wonderful thing. More people should try and do stuff like this if you can.” 

Construction of the ramp took about a day-and-a-half. 

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