Dealing with Disability

Mrs Lee came through our gates with just one item on her wishlist: a new stroller. Her little boy ‘Ricky’, aged 3, should be able to walk on his own, but he has a developmental delay. He can’t walk far, therefore, without assistance, and he also needs physiotherapy and speech therapy. Mrs Lee’s husband is the family breadwinner but he struggles with mental illness and has not been able to maintain a job. Managing these challenges is not a role for the faint of heart.

Mrs Lee soldiers on but, when the day came that saw Ricky’s stroller break, it felt like the final straw for her. She knew that a new stroller, big enough for her 3 year old, would run into hundreds of dollars and they just couldn’t afford it. Carrying Ricky to his therapy appointments, and on trips to the market, was exhausting her both mentally and physically. She turned to her social worker for help, who referred her to us. It was a joy to provide the tired family with a new, appropriately sized stroller that could relieve just a little of the pressure upon them.

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