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Vincent And Heidi Giesegh's Neighbors Demand Removal Of Handicap Ramp For Their Daughter


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Carrie
- 405 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
So much for being neighborly. A handicap ramp outside of a Fountain, Colorado home is stirring up tensions after neighbors began complaining the ramp could hurt their home value.



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zora b. (93)
Monday August 19, 2013, 11:29 pm
I cannot believe what I am reading! Some neighbors! A blatant violation of human rights as well.
 

GGmaSheila D. (170)
Monday August 19, 2013, 11:42 pm
What nasty neighbors to pull that kind of crap. Hope the family can stop this - seems to me it's a form of harassment.
 

Natasha Salgado (530)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 10:34 am
These ignorant buffoons need to get a life...PITIFUL. Thx Carrie
 

Terrie Williams (772)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 2:15 pm
Well, I got two little ol words for those O So wonderful POS neighbors......one involves the word 'You'....I think you all can figure out the first one and it rhymes with yuck....just change out the 'y'.

We have a handicap ramp made of wood (because our front porch is wood). We are both unable to walk up or down stairs very well. Most of the time I am in a power chair and hubby uses a walker. NO ONE and I mean NO ONE in our neighborhood would dare say this kind of BS either to us (our faces) or behind our backs to other neighbors. No one in this neighborhood thinks it devalues their properties one iota. Our homes in this area, in our neighborhood, go for 75,000.00 to 120,000.00. No one is complaining. We are not the only ones with a ramp either. The neighbors 3 houses down have a ramp also for their quadriplegic daughter....no one is or has ever complained about that one either...

Their neighbors need to just shut the **** up and worry about their own lives and properties and leave their disabled neighbors the hell alone. And be thankful they do not need a frikken ramp!!!!!
 

Carol D. (109)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 3:20 pm
How snobbish are some people They care more about the price of property than the needs of someone disabled
pity they dont become disabled and try doing things without a ramp Shame on these people Hope their property does plummet serves them right Shame on them!
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (275)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 4:31 pm
SCUM
 

Carrie B. (306)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 4:37 pm
They would most certainly sing a different tune if they were faced with a handicapped family member.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 5:23 pm
Thanks.
 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 5:24 pm
WHAT??? These small-minded creeps will never win there case, let them try...
 

Mike M. (54)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 5:33 pm
Such a wonderful country and world we live in
 

B Lewenza (76)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 5:58 pm
How heartless and petty can they get? This is a necessity for their daughter's freedom, just because she is unable to move as other's can is no reason to be so ignorant. This makes me very frustrated as I have worked with handicap people and it is no joke. If these neighbor's don't like it tell them to move period. The ramp is tastefully pour and is not an eye sore and doesn't take from the house at all. Shame shame shame on these neighbors.
 

Peta Clarke (26)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 6:16 pm
There is small minded people in this world. Once upon a time people helped people in their neighborood. Sorry that these live near such bad apples in a barrel of good one.
 

Mitchell D. (131)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 6:58 pm
I think Rose nailed, in one word, "SCUM."
I'll bet these asses go to church on Sunday's, and think of themselves as good, morally upright souls!
 

Amy Fisher (11)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 7:05 pm
What awful people.
 

Robert Hardy (67)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 9:30 pm
I'll let karma make the judgment.
 

Veronica C. (43)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 9:47 pm
Their "logic" makes no sense at all. Something tells me their issue isn't with the ramp.
 

Kim Ireland (23)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 2:35 am
Ignorant selfish intolerant idiots - hope that they dont have to end up in a wheelchair and need a ramp themselves
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (80)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 3:45 am
There isn't anything to add to all the other comments, except that I agree & just can't believe neighbors would react & act this way.

I hope the law is on the side of the Giesegh family.
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 5:51 am
noted
 

DORIS L. (61)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 8:29 am
May karma have a feast with this ignorant selfish horrid neighbor.
 

Nancy M. (201)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 9:13 am
I saw this just after I read on Facebook of the neighbor who wanted a family to euthanize their teen autistic son. What IS the world coming to?
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 12:14 pm
An attorney from the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center is now working with them and has sent a letter on their behalf to the neighbors - at this point it's "very explanatory. Just hoping that if they understand the law, that this problem will be resolved." They are inside the city limits of Fountain and have the city's approval for he ramp. I personally am NOT within the city limits of Fountain, but I am close enough that I have to look up their weather instead of where my address actually is to get weather forecasting that is reasonably accurate. I am appalled by this.
On some of the related sites the funniest comment was in reply to someone who expressed a hope the neighbors would break an ankle and have to crawl in and out of their own home. The response: "People like that don't crawl. They slither."
 

S J. (116)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 3:07 pm
Noted, thanks Carrie.
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1653)
Friday August 23, 2013, 8:03 pm
With neighbors like them, who needs enemies? They need to get the HELL OUTTA DODGE and leave this sweet CP girl and her parents ALONE!! If anything is devaluing the property, it's THEM!!!!! TY Carrie!!!!
 
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