Eight-year old Kerly Loor was one of the beneficiaries who arrived with her mother Maria Sanchez to the “Jesus, the Good Shepard”, Metropolitan Cathedral to receive the wheelchair appropriate for the height and needs of the minor who has been suffering from encephalitis for 4 years. Another beneficiary was Ramon Zambrano who has lost his eyesight and right leg to diabetes and who, due to impoverishment, has been unable to acquire a wheelchair.
They were part of the 104 beneficiaries from different sectors of the Manabí capital who yesterday on the 13th of February received a wheelchair, free of charge, from la Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil in conjunction with the Northamerican Free Wheelchair Mission Organization.
This implement will be of great service since his family members will have a vehicle to ease transportation “Now I will be able to take him to the health center without so much difficulty. He weighs alot and it was hard to get him into a car I had to rent when he had an appointment” commented Julia Valdez, Ramon´s wife while the beneficiaries thanked la Junta de Beneficencia for their donation and requested they keep helping people in need in the rest of the country.
The donation is part of the permanent donations program of mobility implements maintained by la Junta de Beneficencia in conjunction with international organizations which has allowed improvement in the quality of life of thousands of persons throughout the country. In 2018, 1569 persons with special needs were benefitted.