I had the most amazing experience today because of the generosity of Peace First. I was able to give away a pediatric wheelchair to a little 7-year-old girl who has cerebral palsy. She was finding it very hard to walk long distances and was in dire need of a wheelchair. A customized wheelchair is in the works but it could take 9 months to receive it, and she needed something sooner. When I walked into the lobby at the doctor's office we greeted her. It was a surprise so she was quiet and stunned at first. By the end of the visit, she was giggling and pushing around her "CHAIRbear" which we had given her. All she wanted to do was to go home and show her family and friends. She really figured out how to maneuver the wheelchair pretty quickly and the therapist said that is a great exercise for her arms. All in all this was such an amazing and fulfilling day. Thank you very much Peace First!
It's great to see that you were able to put the Peace First funding to good use! Thanks for sharing this update and video. I'm curious about whether you decided to use any of the funding for awareness-raising or other projects -- I would love to hear more about what this process was like for you! I appreciate your hard work on this important issue of mobility and access.
We're looking forward to seeing your reflection and feedback -- let me know if you need any help. (: