Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Superkids Wheelchair Project

Pictured are four orphan teens living at the Shanghai Children's Home in Shanghai, China. All have spinal cord injury and desperately need quality pediatric wheelchairs. Superkids has not found any wheelchair companies willing to donate or give discounts. Charities able to donate do not offer the appropriate type of chair. These teens are already starting to develop scoliosis and breathing problems because they are not in good chairs. A good, pediatric wheelchair costs approximately $3,000 (includes extra supports and shipping). If they can raise the money, Superkids founder, Janet Fink and head therapist, Pat Marcus, will go to the Shanghai Children's Home to make sure the chairs are fitted properly to these children. They will also teach the caregivers at the orphanage how to care for and repair the wheelchairs if needed.

Donations are tax deductible. Thank you for taking the time to read about these terrific teens.

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