Freedom from pain … improved posture, breathing and digestion … and the chance to look more easily at the world – this is the gift you can give a child with disability.
Many of the children and adults at LITTLE EDEN are severely affected by cerebral palsy, which causes impaired muscle coordination (spastic paralysis) and skeletal abnormalities.
They can’t sit on their own or control their limbs. And traditional wheelchairs or strollers don’t provide the postural support they need. Our ‘angels’ need special Madiba buggies – a bucket seat type of wheelchair with back, side, seat and head cushions to fully support them.
Then we add wedges or triangular cushions to prevent arched backs … foot rests … and tables that also act as effective arm rests. All of which cost money.
Please will you help, by making a donation online now?
R750 covers the cost of high density foam for a set of wheelchair cushions. R400 pays for washable, breathable, waterproof covers, and R300 pays for the thin foam lining inside the Madiba buggy – as well as glue, straps, Velcro and thread for stitching the covers.
Any amount – donated online now will help provide support and comfort for children and adults with severe physical disabilities.
Your gift not only makes a big difference in the lives of children and adults with profound intellectual disability – it also sets you apart as someone who is kind, compassionate and generous. Thank you for having a heart for children and adults who spend all day, every day, in a wheelchair.
Pictured above: Thin foam is fastened inside the Madiba buggy (1), then the waterproof cover is added (2), side pieces are fitted (3) and back and headrest added (4). Thando is placed in the buggy (5), side pieces are adjusted for maximum comfort (6) and Thando’s quality of life is enhanced (7).