Thanks to the phenomenal generosity and talent of Global Mobility, we provided 50 simple and specialized wheelchairs this week, specifically geared to each individual’s need. Global Mobility and Futuro de Nicaragua staff trained CIELO de Amor staff in evaluation, selecting, fitting and adjusting wheelchairs for each individual. Incredibly empowering and building capacity and sustainability here in Nicaragua. Global Mobility brought with them a complete spectrum of chairs from those specifically designed for dirt roads, chairs for children who have no head control, to children who can push themselves, and simple chairs for transporting seniors. It was a dream come true for us, as well as the children, families and adults who received chairs.
Ruth Jansen did a phenomenal job pulling together the logistics. The entire team of CIELO de Amor worked incredibly hard and learned a huge amount. We are thrilled to be able to provide this service to La Concha and the neighboring towns. Million thanks to David Richard, David Hernandez, Chad Richard and Danny Rothenberg of Global Mobility and Mario Sacasa, Cristiana Lopéz, and Carlos Rosales of Futuro de Nicaragua.
Estrellita received a tilt in space chair, which provided her with much needed support. Genesis also received a tilt in space chair and her previous chair was adapted for Tayde who does not need as much head support. Cristopher received a “Rough rider” which is specially designed for dirt roads. His mother no longer has to carry him on her shoulders. You can also see below some of the chairs that people were using previously.
We also gave chairs to seniors.
Great team work.