For a child who has limitations related to walking, running, playing and general movement, parents are often tasked with being more physically involved in the day-to-day care. For years, Christopher’s parents used a toddler-sized stroller for easy and lightweight transportation. But at 9 years old, a toddler stroller is just too small and not designed to safely hold the weight of a growing boy.
The cost of a new, appropriately-sized stroller was prohibitive for the family and after receiving a denial from their insurance company, Christopher’s parents were at a loss.
San Antonio is brimming with nonprofit organizations committed to improving the quality of life for individuals in need, and many of these organizations work closely together to more fully serve the needs of the clients. One of our partner agencies – Autism Treatment Center – referred Christopher to Project MEND, hopeful we would have the solution Christopher and his family needed; and with support from the Harvey Najim Foundation, we successfully put Christopher through our Medical Equipment Reuse Program and provided him with a professionally refurbished, donated 14’ EZ Rider Stroller.