Haiti Rehabilitation Centre

by Hope Health Action
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre
Haiti Rehabilitation Centre

Project Report | Mar 7, 2023
Meet Philias!

By Suzie Wood | Fundraising Manager

Philias at admission
Philias at admission

Philias was admitted to the Rehabilitation Ward at our partner hospital in Haiti back in August 2022. He is 42 years old and has a non-traumatic spinal cord injury that he began feeling the effects of when he was just 17 years old. He told us that he felt a cramp and over time began losing feeling and strength in this legs until he completely lost the ability to walk in 2015.

Philias lives alone with no family and has never had a wheelchair, so had to rely on the kindness of church friends to carry him for mobility for the past 7 years. Despite the challenges he faced, he was able to make a small business for himself selling water, cookies, and candy but was often not able to make ends meet.

When he was admitted, Philias had trace movement in his legs and weakness in his arms, with a poor grip strength. He was given a Rough Rider wheelchair which provided him with the ability to have independent mobility then began physical therapy. His goals were to increase his strength in his arms and legs, and stand with assistance.

We are delighted to share with you that Philias achieved his physiotherapy goals and returned home in January - but not without support! To ease the transition and help generate income, he was equipped with a solar panel charging system that will allow him to charge mobile phones for a small fee.

While the situation remains challenging throughout Haiti, there are moments like this that shine through, thanks to your support.

Philias at home
Philias at home
Setting up the solar charging system
Setting up the solar charging system
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Hope Health Action

Location: West Wickham, Kent - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @Hopehealthact
Project Leader:
Barry Mann
Volunteer
Bromley , United Kingdom
$9,600 raised of $40,000 goal
 
95 donations
$30,400 to go
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