Your gift gives back freedom of movement and self-confidence to Romanians with mobility disabilities, through quality, personalized wheelchairs and other mobility equipment. Since 2019, GlobalGiving donors helped give back freedom of movement to over 50 children and adults with disabilities, through appropriate mobility equipment. In Romania, 1 in 5 persons who need a wheelchair does not have one. Every 5 years, over 40,000 Romanians need a new wheelchair, but only 15,000 receive one.
Home isolation is one of the most severe problems for Romanians with disabilities. The two main causes are the lack of mobility equipment, to help them actually leave the house, and the lack of accessibility outside the home. In Romania, eligible persons can receive one wheelchair through health insurance every 3 years. In reality, only 1 in 5 people in need actually receive one wheelchair. Those who do not, are left to fend for themselves, while those who do, seldom receive a personalized one.
MRF provides each equipment based on individual assessment of the user (type of disability, physical measurements, individual wheelchair maneuvering potential). The wheelchair or other mobility equipment is then prescribed and refurbished at headquarters, and delivered home to the user. One of MRF`s 15 regional teams connects with the user, to ensure proper use and independent living skills development. Our peer group trainers (independent wheelchair users themselves) provide ongoing support.
Your donations helps Motivation continue to give back freedom of movement and hope in a life of achievements to children and adults with mobility disabilities in Romania. In the absence of an appropriate mobility equipment, these persons will remain isolated or, by using an improperly prescribed wheelchair, they will develop pressure sores or spinal deformities that can threaten their lives.