Apr 6, 2021

We end the Wheels of Change 2020 and start a new year with new hopes!

Meet Miruna
Meet Miruna

Hello dear friend,

I hope my message find you well. I am writing to let you know that we are closing the Wheelchair Fund 2020 project and starting a new season of Spinning the Wheels of Change for wheelchair user independence in Romania.

In 2020 and beginning of 2021, with you help we gave back freedom of movement to 41 children and adults using wheelchairs, through GlobalGiving, of 705 wheelchairs donated through the Wheelchair Fund. Moreover, The Wheels of Change Project 2020 was supported on GlobalGiving by 15 friends of Motivation, some of you recurring and others new. Thank you for your trust and thank you, on behalf of the children and adults we gave back mobility through appropriate wheelchairs!

Miruna is 4 years old and she lives in Galati County with her parents. She is very sweet and delicate and she likes drawing. When she was only 10 months old she was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy. Miruna`s parents got in touch with the Motivation team in Galati, to find out about appropriate mobility equipment for Miruna, and gabe her a lightweight wheelchair that Miruna can handle on her own, as well as a tricycle appropriate for her needs. Read more about Miruna`s story of independent mobility.

Let`s keep the momentum going for more lives changed for the better through the Motivation Romania Wheelchair Fund!

In 2020, individual donors and companies in Romania and abroad made extremely generous gifts to the Wheelchair Fund. These will enable Motivation Romania to give back freedom of movement to 1,033 wheelchair users in 2021.

Renew your donations in 2021 and enable Motivation to continue donating wheelchairs to children and adults with mobility disabilities in Romania!Transform your donation into a monthly gift to the Wheelchair Fund, and invite your friends and family to join you! Continue to roll with Motivation Romania on this journey.

Follow Motivation Romania`s facebook page for photos and news from our programs.

Thank you!

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Jan 27, 2021

A new year hope for you, from Motivation Romania!

Meet Narcisa, a young woman who loves life!
Meet Narcisa, a young woman who loves life!

Hello dear friend,

As the new year begins, we are looking at 2021 with renewed hope that, with the help of the vaccine, we will all be able to take back some of the normality that we lost during 2020. I hope that you are well and that the long-awaited health and freedom of movement will come to you soon!

It is my hope that the vaccine developed last year will give back freedom of movement to all of us that lived for the past year under the threat of the Covid-19 virus. So, too, many wheelchair users in Romania, who have difficulties obtaining an appropriate wheelchair, hope to regain their freedom of movement with the help of personalized wheelchairs donated by Motivation Romania through the Wheelchair Fund.

The Wheels of Change 2020, Motivation`s most recent project on GlobalGiving, helped us reach out to you and other Motivation friends in 2020. During the year, we raised 3,068$ with your help. By October 1st, 2020, we donated 18 wheelchairs, funded from donations starting in the winter 2019 fundraiser through September 2020. I hope the stories we sent in the meanwhile, of some of the children and adults that regained their freedom of movement, illustrated the great contribution your donations make in the lives of others.

Since my last message, in October 2020 alone, donors gave 1,984$ to the wheelchair fund. New friends joined our cause and enabled Motivation to help 16 other wheelchair users through appropriate mobility equipment.

Narcisa was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth and this is why she needs a wheelchair to move around. We’ve known Narcisa since she was 5 years old. Narcisa`s mother motivates her daughter to lead an active life. Together, they attended many of our activities – trainings on independent living, active rehabilitation camps, adapted sports events. Both of them understand the importance of an appropriate wheelchair.

Narcisa is 16 now. She is optimistic and cheerful; she enjoys listening to music and watching cooking shows. She needs a light mobility equipment, to help her stay active and to have a correct seating position. Read more about Narcisa and how our team helped her be active in her teenage years.

Narcisa is one of the 34 children and adults with mobility disabilities you and other donors helped through the Wheels of Change 2020 by the end of October. Thank you, on their behalf, for your generosity!

The wheels will continue to spin towards more lives changed for the better in the following months! Each year, at least 1,000 children and adults with mobility disabilities in Romania wait for our help.

Transform your donation into a monthly gift to the Wheelchair Fund, and invite your friends and family to join you! Keep rolling with Motivation Romania on this journey.

Thank you!

Anca from #TeamMotivation

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Sep 30, 2020

The power of many spins the Wheels of Change!

Andrei receives his new wheelchair from Motivation
Andrei receives his new wheelchair from Motivation

Hello, dear friend!

I hope that you and your family are navigating these difficult times with strength and patience.

At Motivation, we are all well! Due to the self-imposed limitations on our activity, we only had two cases of Covid-19 infections among our staff, but our colleagues are now safe and healthy. The 25 young adults with disabilities living in our group homes, as well as the staff who care for them, are also well. Everyone got used to wearing masks and taking the other necessary precautions for our health and for the health of those around us.

Since my last update, I am happy to report that we donated 8 more wheelchairs, for a total of 18 wheelchair users supported. With your help, we gave back freedom of movement to children like Andrei, Antonia, Alex Nicholas, Darius or Irinuca, and to other adults with mobility disabilities in Romania. You and the other Wheelchair Fund donors and sponsors enabled Motivation to help 344 children and adults with mobility disabilities through appropriate wheelchair donations by the end of August 2020.

Andrei is one of the children in Romania who regained their mobility through the Wheelchair Fund. At 9 years old, with the support of the Motivation team from Galati, he received a Panthera wheelchair to replace his old mobility equipment, which had become too small and inappropriate for his needs. Andrei’s mother says that, in the absence of an adequate wheelchair, her son would not have been able to go to school, enjoy relaxing activities or explore his abilities. `In our life experience, the wheelchair has meant and still means what creating aircraft has meant in history for those who wanted to fly, what building ships has meant for those who wanted to explore seas and oceans: the broadening of the meanings of life, reaching the human potential and opening up to the unknown promise of our ideals.`

This is what the power of many can achieve! Together, you and the other donors to our 2019 appeal gave back freedom of movement to 18 children like Andrei, Antonia, Alex Nicholas, Darius or Irinuca, and to adults with disabilities in Romania. Thank you, on their behalf, for making this possible!

Do you wonder if we could achieve more, together? I am certain we can. Hundreds of children and adults with disabilities in Romania still need your help to receive appropriate wheelchairs from Motivation.

If you are wondering `How could I, from such a distance, help other wheelchair users in Romania?`, the answer is: EASY!

We would be honored to have you as one of our first Ambassadors of the Wheelchair Fund. All you have to do is encourage your colleagues, friends and family to give as little as 10USD to the Wheelchair Fund, and thus give back hope in a life of fulfillment through appropriate wheelchairs for Romanian children and adults with disabilities!

If you are up to this challenge, please write me at a.beudean@motivation.ro and I would be happy to guide you through the process.

Please subscribe to our newsletter and follow Motivation Romania`s facebook page for photos and news from our programs.

Keep healthy and safe!

Anca

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