We recently explored
the potential to supply materials to manufacture wheelchairs
for disabled children to give them access
to school and other activities.
This is a prototype of a wheelchair manufactured in Camagüey
using materials such as we would donate.
We have worked with Project Hope, which is a local organization
formed to teach primary physicians to identify children with
disabilities at an early age. This program has evolved
to provide treatment for these children. Additionally,
the hospital staff and family have developed mutual help groups
and planned social events for the children and parents. This
has given the population of disabled children and their parents
in Camagüey support and a sense of community in which
to help each other handle these difficult situations.