Giving Thanks for Adaptive Equipment
Wheelchairs and other adaptive equipment such as leg braces and walkers are vital to the mobility and development of children with handicaps. They can help a kid be a kid…as Chelsie is so willingly demonstrating below!
Chelsie has starred in several blogs lately (“Chelsie: Longing to Learn” and “The One and Only Chelsie”) because she is available for adoption on the shared list. Finding her forever family would be a dream come true for Chelsie because she desperately wants to attend school and is currently unable to do so in China due to her disability. She is smart as a whip and ready to learn.
We are so thankful that Chelsie’s orphanage in Hefei provided her with this wheelchair to give her some independence and mobility. It looks like she’s ready to do wheelies of joy!
Unfortunately not all orphanages have the funds to provide this kind of adaptive equipment. In order to help, we have established a Physical Therapy Fund to help other children in need be kids…just like Chelsie.