Torrance, CA, January 16, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- As part of Convaid’s community outreach efforts to help provide special needs children, adults, charitable organizations and schools access to the highest quality compact-folding lightweight wheelchairs, the company has recently teamed up with Mending Kids International (MKI) to donate a Cruiser wheelchair to one of MKI’s recent Cerebral Palsy patients from Guatemala.
Danielito, the 8-year-old recipient of the Convaid wheelchair, recently underwent a rhizotomy, with the help of the MKI, the non-profit organization that provides lifesaving surgical care to children worldwide.
“We are incredibly grateful to Convaid for this stroller donation to Danielito, a child living with his devoted family in Guatemala City, Guatemala,” said Marchelle L. Seller, Executive Director of MKI. “Last year, Daniel received life-mending cerebral palsy "release" surgery from Mending Kids International and now with therapy, he is moving more than ever and is on the go! This stroller donation will be such a HUGE help to his family navigating the difficult streets of the developing city. This is a wonderful example of two organizations that can work together to bring a child more independence and true life change!”
President of Convaid Chris Braun is glad they were able to help Danielito and start a relationship with the Los Angeles based organization MKI.
“We are always looking for new ways to help children in developing countries,” Braun said. “We are glad we were able to start a relationship with an amazing organization like MKI that provides medical services for families that otherwise, could not afford them. We hope Danielito and his family get good use out of their new Cruiser stroller!”
For more information on Convaid’s products or their Community Outreach Program please visit http://www.convaid.com/ or call 1-888-CONVAID.
Convaid specializes in a complete range of pediatric strollers, pediatric wheelchairs and adult wheelchairs. The special needs wheelchair product line has advanced design, seating and mobility combinations for a variety of special needs and physical disabilities. Many options & accessories equip the wheelchairs for complex rehab seating and advanced positioning with custom accuracy. All Convaid pediatric strollers, pediatric wheelchairs and adult wheelchairs are backed by a lifetime warranty, meet all wheelchair safety requirements, are ANSI/RESNA WC19 compliant and are made in the USA.
About Mending Kids International
Mending Kids International provides life-changing surgical care to children worldwide. Over the years, thousands of children have received corrective, transformational surgeries that have given them a chance at longer, healthier and happier lives. Most of the surgeries we perform are to correct congenital heart defects, orthopedic abnormalities, severe scoliosis, and significant cranial facial deformities.