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A family who says neighbors complained about their child's handicap ramp says the complaints have now stopped.
The Gieseghs say the couple next door worried that the ramp would hurt the value of their home. But for the Gieseghs, the ramp isn't a luxury, it's a necessity for their 16-year-old daughter Kirsten, who has Cerebral Palsy.
After 11 News ran their story, a civil rights attorney got involved, and the Gieseghs say the phone calls from their next door neighbors stopped.
"We don't have to worry about anything anymore," said Kirsten's father Vincent Giesegh. "The ramp isn't going anywhere."
That's because civil rights lawyer Amy Robertson of the Denver-based Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center says the Gieseghs are protected under the Fair Housing Act. Robertson sent a letter to the neighbors explaining the Gieseghs' rights.
There's also been an outpouring of support from the community since 11 News first aired the story. Some landscapers and contractors have even offered to redesign the ramp for free.
"There's other people out there that really care about a little girl's ramp and her support," said Kirsten's mom Heidi Giesegh.
11 News did reach out to the neighbors who are accused of complaining about the ramp in the past, and their response was "no comment."
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