Published On: Sat, Jul 2nd, 2022

American Wheelchair Mission benefits 280 minors with wheelchairs in Guanajuato

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Mara de la Luz Argote, who has been receiving therapy at the Teletón Children's Rehabilitation and Inclusion Center (CRIT) in Guanajuato for more than two years, received her first wheelchair on Wednesday, June 29th.
Irapuato, Guanajuato. Mara de la Luz Argote, who has been receiving therapy at the Teletón Children's Rehabilitation and Inclusion Center (CRIT) in Guanajuato for more than two years, received her first wheelchair on Wednesday, June 29th.

The young child, who has Jacobsen syndrome, was one of the 280 recipients of the gift from the American Wheelchair Mission group, which donates more than 2,000 chairs to handicapped children every year in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus.

Mara de la Luz's mother, Jazmn Domnguez, said that they were very grateful with this gift.

“She is missing 150 genes, which causes her growth to be delayed; nevertheless, they have provided us with tremendous assistance here, which has helped us to view her condition not as a barrier but as an opportunity for her to be able to do many things instead,” she highlighted.

Jazmin thanked the American Wheelchair Mission group for the donation, noting that it will enhance the young girl’s quality of life, and said that this is her daughter’s first wheelchair. Up until this donation, the child was transported in a stroller.

Although all the chairs are currently at the CRIT and will be provided as the beneficiaries in time, the first 60 wheelchairs were delivered to the families that came to receive care on Thursday, June 30th, at the CRIT multicourt.

According to Agripina Dáz Gómez, Medical Director of the CRIT Guanajuato, this association has sponsored wheelchair donations for almost 14 years. These donations are a huge help to families with the highest requirements.

She emphasized that having a chair helps people with disabilities to learn how to live independently.

The Villas de Irapuato Rotary Club is expected to join this form of support before the end of the year with a comparable number of modified chairs.

San Miguel Times
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