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Seniors Are Trapped In Home When Elevator Breaks So Woman Carries Them Down Stairs On Her Back

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

As we get older, we tend to lose our mobility to varying degrees. The risk of falling increases, and this can spell disaster.

So when the elevators in a senior home in the Bronx, New York, suddenly broke down, the elderly residents hoped that they would be up and running again in no time.

It has been several weeks since the breakdown, and they are still out of order.

Residents of the home say that they feel trapped inside the building. They can’t move from floor to floor without the elevators, as using the stairs can be both hard and dangerous for them. Some have even missed doctor’s appointments because of the situation.

But one woman is doing what she can to make them more comfortable. The building’s super has taken it upon herself to carry the seniors on her back, as well as their walkers and caddies, up and down the stairs when possible or necessary.

Of course, she can’t do this for every person who needs to visit another floor or leave the building. Hopefully, the elevators will be promptly fixed. The building’s management says it could take up to three months. The residents think that this is too long to wait.

Please SHARE if you want to thank this woman for helping these seniors in such a selfless way!

Footage provided by WPIX New York

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