Family in need gets help from viewers

(WXYZ) - An entire community is reaching out to help a family in need.

 You may recall the story of Mike Miller , the young man who grew up on Detroit's east side and opened his own business.

 Mike had just turned 36 years old--and after marrying the love of his life and becoming a father years earlier, the family went to a jump house filled with trampolines to celebrate.

Then, the unthinkable happened. One minute, they were having fun, the next minute they were in an ambulance and on their way to the hospital.

Mike had fallen and was paralyzed from the neck down.

The family needed help, and after our story ran back in October, viewers answered the call.

Desperately needed repairs are underway at the family's home thanks to the generosity of our Channel 7 viewers.

A contractor is building a ramp and doing much needed work inside. Right now, all of the family's doors are 36 inches wide, so his wheelchair can't even fit through.

Bob Yurk, the vice president of Acme Building Materials, is willing to donate all of the materials to get the ramp completed.

He says they are a family business that's been around for 60 years and when there is a need in the community they respond.

Cornerstone schools reached out in a big way. They held a fundraising skate party in November. The school also contacted an engineer from Chrysler to manage the Miller's home being remodeled.

If you'd like to help the Millers or would like to follow Mike's progress, they have a website:

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