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Wheelchairs 4 Kids Delivers Life-Changing Wheelchairs to Siblings with Disabilities

March 24th, 2023 4:24 pm

Itzel and Anthony are two amazing siblings who have been diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a genetic (inherited) neuromuscular disease that causes muscles to become weak and waste away. These siblings require power wheelchairs for independence and mobility. After more than 5 years in the same power wheelchairs their chairs had become too small, unsafe, and a big problem! Anthony’s power wheelchair would not hold a charge and he would need to charge the battery every 20 minutes! Itzel’s wheels were so worn the power wheelchair would lose traction!

Master Officer Sean Phillips from the City of Naples Police Department reached out to Wheelchairs 4 Kids to find a way to help these wonderful children. “These kids are so amazing, we’re just trying to make their lives a little bit easier and definitely more comfortable so they can reach their full potential!”

Custom Mobility Inc, a long-time partner of Wheelchairs 4 Kids was quick to respond and set up an evaluation for each of the kids to make sure the accessories and sizing for each wheelchair was just right! After working diligently on the power wheelchairs, they made a special home delivery which ended in emotional tears for all! “Itzel was so happy and excited we couldn’t get her to stop crying.” said their very overjoyed and grateful mother, Ana.

This life-changing moment for this very deserving family was made possible by a grant from Suncoast Credit Union who have been generous supporters of Wheelchairs 4 Kids since 2017.

Wheelchairs 4 Kids is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to providing wheelchairs, home and vehicle modifications, as well as other assistive or therapeutic equipment at no charge to the families. Since inception, they have helped over 1000 kids! We also have an inclusion program, known as Wheely Fun Days, where we bring the children that we’ve served out to exclusive events that help build confidence and community among our wheel kids.

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