Nov 7, 2019

Moving the Wheels of Change in Romania, coming full circle

Costel and Marian, his independent living trainer
Costel and Marian, his independent living trainer

Hello,

Thank you for being a friend of wheelchair users in Romania, as a donor to the 2019 Wheelchair Fund initiated by Motivation Romania Foundation.

This message brings an end to our 2019 project and starts a new journey. I see this letter as an occasion to share with you our achievements and to invite you to continue walking with us on the journey to give back mobility to Romanians with disabilities in 2020 through the Wheelchair Fund. 

But first, let me tell you about our achievements in 2019. This year, Motivation donated 560 wheelchairs to date, including 99 funded by your generous support and that of other Motivation Romania friends in the US and globally.

Each story I share with you illustrates the different ways appropriate wheelchairs can change lives for the better. This time, the wheelchair received by Costel, 33, started a process of learning that will continue for a while. Just five months after falling from a cart and becoming a wheelchair user, Motivation gave Costel an appropriate wheelchair and showed him how to use it to be more independent. Now he is proud that he can wait for his wife with a good coffee when she brings the children back from school. He also knows he still needs to practice his wheelchair skills, to be able to help his wife and raise his kids. Costel`s journey continues, but is now filled with hope.

With your help, Motivation Romania can continue to give back hope and mobility to wheelchair users in our country. Please join Motivation by donating to our 2020 appeal, and invite your friends and family to do the same!

Together with all of you, our project will change more lives for the better in 2020! Stay tuned for the start of GivingTuesday on Global Giving. Give to our project on December 3rd to help us reach our goal for the Wheelchair Fund 2020. Donations made on that day can leverage more funds from GlobalGiving on #GivingTuesday.

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

Thank you!

Anca

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Aug 9, 2019

Spin the Wheels of Change for 2020, August update

Manu enjoying her new found independence
Manu enjoying her new found independence
Dear friend,

Thank you for your donation to the Wheels of Change 2020 project in Romania! Our fundraising campaign continues so that Motivation Romania is able to give appropriate wheelchairs in 2020 to people with disabilities. In the meanwhile, I am pleased to bring you updates on the impact of donations to our 2019 Wheelchair Fund campaign on GlobalGiving.
I am hopeful that news of our achievements will strengthen your dedication to Motivation Romania, and will motivate you to bring  your friends along so that we make the 2020 challenge a success!

So far this year, Motivation donated 377 wheelchairs through the Wheelchair Fund, including 33 funded from GlobalGiving gifts to the 2019 campaign. This summer, we organized a great camp for 10 children who use wheelchairs and their carers. They participated in a training session for a healthy and active life as wheelchair users, at Motivation`s camp in Varatec, Neamt county. Manu was the youngest one at the camp. She joined the group in a positioning system which looks much like a stroller. This could not be handled independently and her mother used to help her move from one place to another. Read here how donations to the Wheelchair Fund helped Manu make new friends and do things on her own, without needing to ask someone else for help.

I hope these success stories are a fun way of staying close to our common cause. I invite you to renew your donation to the Motivation Wheelchair Fund 2020 by joining us with a gift on August 12, for the Little by Little campaign. Your donations up to $50 will be generously matched by GlobalGiving at 50%. Please find here more details about the campaign.

Please feel free to email me at a.beudean@motivation.ro and I will be happy to guide you through the process.

Enjoy the rest of summer!

PS: Subscribe to MotiNews for updates on all our programs, and remember to follow Motivation Romania`s facebook page for daily photos and news.
Manu received a donated wheelchair at our camp
Manu received a donated wheelchair at our camp
Manu - independence means friends and mobility
Manu - independence means friends and mobility

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Aug 9, 2019

Moving the Wheels of Change in Romania, August2019

Manu at play, at the Motivation summer camp
Manu at play, at the Motivation summer camp

Dear friend of Motivation Romania,

I hope you are enjoying your summer!

I am pleased to bring you updates on Motivation Romania Wheelchair Fund 2019, which you have generously funded through your donation to our GlobalGiving campaign in December last year.

So far this year, Motivation donated 377 wheelchairs through the Wheelchair Fund, including 33 funded from GlobalGiving donations. In the previous two reports, we introduced Sorana, a girl who received an appropriate wheelchair in January 2019, and Ms. Silvia, who can now enjoy strolls in the park, friends at the gate or cats in her own garden thanks to the Wheelchair Fund.

This summer, we organized a great camp for 10 children who use wheelchairs and their carers. They participated in a training session for a healthy and active life as wheelchair users, at Motivation`s camp in Varatec, Neamt County. Manu was the youngest one at the camp. She joined the group in a positioning system which looks much like a stroller. This could not be handled independently and her mother used to help her move from one place to another. Read here how donations to the Wheelchair Fund helped Manu make new friends and do things on her own, without needing to ask someone else for help.

I hope these success stories are a fun way of staying close to our common cause. I invite you to renew your donation to the Motivation Wheelchair Fund 2020 by joining us with a gift on August 12, for the Little by Little campaign. Your donations up to $50 will be generously matched by GlobalGiving at 50%. Please find here more details about the campaign.

Please feel free to email me at a.beudean@motivation.ro and I will be happy to guide you through the process.

Enjoy the rest of summer!

PS: Subscribe to MotiNews for updates on all our programs, and remember to follow Motivation Romania`s facebook page for daily photos and news.

 
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