Elsie is a nine-year-old girl who lives in Ghana, a country on the west coast of Africa. She and her family live in the capital city, Accra, where she is a third grader at Praise Sanctuary Academy.
Elsie was born with a disability and cannot stand or walk. Because of this, her mother would carry her wherever she needed to go, including to school. This wasn’t always easy to do in their bustling urban neighborhood.
But thanks to the generosity of friends like you, Elsie received a new GEN_2 wheelchair from our local distribution partner, the Centre for the Employment of Persons with Disabilities.
Now, Elsie’s mother can easily push her to school, where she can meet with her friends and continue her education. At her age, she might not yet know what she’d like to do for a living, but just knowing that she has mobility has given Elsie and her family a more hopeful future.
The gift of mobility empowers individuals like Elsie to get an education, earn a living, and pursue their dreams.
A wheelchair means freedom—not just for its user, like Elsie, but for caregivers and family members like Elsie’s mother, who now has more time and energy to attend to her other responsibilities.
There are still an estimated 75 million people around the world who are waiting for wheelchairs.
Would you consider empowering someone with the gift of mobility today?