People living with disabilities in developing nations often rely on family members to assist them, but what happens when there is no one around to help?
Fifty-four-year-old Limin lives alone in a small town in China. In 1991, an accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. He had been using a wheelchair for part of his daily, 35-minute trip to his job at a small bookstore.
When his old wheelchair broke, he was unable to go to work, and simple household tasks became even more challenging. Limin would have to crawl across the floor while dragging items from one place to another.
“It was difficult to do anything by myself,” he sighed.
Help arrived in the form of a GEN_3 wheelchair, which folds up for ease of storage in his modest home or while on public transportation.
“This wheelchair is very good,” said Limin. “The tires are bigger than they were on my old wheelchair, which was not stable. It is very easy to wheel myself forward and backward in this new one.”
Limin expresses his gratitude to you and everyone involved in giving him a new wheelchair. It has allowed him to go back to work and live more independently each day.
He might not have a caregiver living with him, but friends like you offer him much-needed help, right from where you are.
Thank you for standing in the gap for people like Limin.