People we have helped
In March of this year we received an application from Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre for Kyle Less who needed a wheelchair suited to his needs. Kyle who attends the Workshops Unlimited in Mitchells Plain during the day, has had Cerebral Palsy since birth. He had no mobility assistive device for home use, and therefore moved around the house on his knees. His mother felt that a wheelchair will greatly enhance their quality of life as they will be able to leave the house with greater ease and acess the community.Read more
Wheels give boy a new life - Hermanus Times, Thursday, 29 December 2011
A young disabled boy from Mt Pleasant Primary School is mobile thanks to a group of people who worked together to make it possible.
Magda Rosenthal of the Benard Centre of Learning Trust, which is involved with Mount Pleasant community, realised that Tyrique Charles' life would vastly improve if he were to become mobile.
She approached the Rotary Club of Hermanus for assistance. Colin Adams of Rotary made contact with Honey Richter of the Rachel Swart Fund for people with disabilities. The trustees of this fund agreed to sponsor a wheelchair for Tyrique.
The specially adapted wheelchair arrived just in time for Christmas. "What an incredible present for Tyrique," said the Rotarians. "Thank you Magda, Honey, Mark and your team. Rotary is proud to have been able to assist.
Is a resident at Chatsworth Cheshire Home. He is a paraplegic who had both legs amputated due to diabetes. He also suffers from arthritis in his shoulders and fingers. Currently he used a standard chair which he found hard to wheel and was always dependent on others to push him around. His only source of income is a disability grant and therefore he was not able to afford a motorized wheelchair which he needed to be independent. An application was submitted from Vernon Shunmugan, social worker at the Cheshire Village. The motorized wheelchair was bought for him.Read more
You were born with Cerebral Palsy. There is nothing wrong with your mind, but your legs are so thin and stiff they cannot support you. You have never walked a step in all your 23 years.Read more
Christopher is a 35 year old man from Cape Town with cerebral palsy which has resulted in him being paralysed from the neck down to the extent that he was totally dependent on others to move around in a manual wheelchair.Read more
PATRICIA BELE: (70) of Langa suffered from osteo-arthritis and had sustained fractures of both her legs and one arm.Read more
PIET (54) of Riversdale suffers from a spinal cord injury after being assaulted. (A legal claim is being handled by a lawyer.) This left him with paralyzed arms and legs.Read more
Patrick, from the Strand, travels long distances in his wheelchair to do community outreach work, including going to a workgroup of disabled people doing contract work for projects which he organizes for them.Read more
Aphiwe Khapa is a 16 year boy from Khayelitsha who suffers from Cerebral Palsy since birth.Read more
Farouk Gordon is a 33 year old gentleman who was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy which is a genetic disease that affects the muscles of the body.Read more
Abu Salie is a 14 year old boy of Mitchells Plain who is a spastic quad with severe / profound intellectual disability.Read more
TRISTAN LUES: (18 Months) from Johannesburg, was diagnosed with Dandi Walker Malformation. Due to this neurological condition he was delayed in his development.Read more