Elizabeth is a sweet 2 year old with no definitive diagnosis.
Elizabeth is a little girl with global developmental delay, low muscle tone, and scoliosis. The low muscle tone and scoliosis have affected Elizabeth and her ability to walk without assistance from her caregivers.
While at a routine doctors visit, Elizabeth was prescribed a gait trainer because of the importance of early gait training.
The use of a gait trainer at such a young age will help promote joint and bone development, increase motion, and improve circulation.
Elizabeth is insured, but the insurance company would not willing to cover the cost of her gait trainer. Elizabeth was referred to our program and – due to our partnership with the Najim Foundation – we were able to refurbish a donated Rifton gait trainer for Elizabeth.
Because of Project MEND, Elizabeth is now able to explore her surroundings and be more independent while at home or at school with her friends.
EVERY MOMENT COUNTS
By placing the right piece(s) of equipment into the hands of a person who has no other means to acquire it, lives are transformed and valuable pieces of medical equipment are kept out of local landfills. What we do is simple, innovative, and unique: we provide refurbished medical equipment and other assistive technology devices to individuals who need it.
Place much needed equipment into the life of a person living with a disability today.