NEVOSH January 2003 Mission to Jinotepe, Nicaragua
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Mobility Clinic


“Item 1. Daniel took everyone's heart immediately. He is a four year-old boy with spina bifida but the size of a two-year old. Extremely bright with a personality to match. While I was adjusting the chair he spied the box wrench, scooted over on his bottom, picked up the wrench knowing exactly what to do with it and proceeded to try to tighten bolts.
Item 2. Then there was a man in his 60's or 70's who couldn't contain himself when we put him in the chair. He sat there for the longest time and couldn't stop crying. After all the many years of being stationary he was finally mobile.
Item 3. A young girl about 12 was carried in with what appeared to be MD or CP had no movement or speech. It was obvious her mother took extremely good care of her and loved her very much. We had the perfect chair for her condition. The look of gratitude on the mother’s face was worth everything. Imagine our shock when we learned the girl was not young but 28 years old.” Al Amerigian


“Again we ran out of wheelchairs too soon. I think the most memorable moment was when I witnessed the one that got away. On Thursday we had no chairs left. Of course, one of the neediest was dropped off at 8AM. A very contracted young man who sat rather quietly the entire day in this propped up wooden chair. This makes me all the more determined to come back with even more chairs with the hope it will help.” Ellie Santoro

Dedication :
While working with Ellie , we were discussing the cost of shipping the wheelchairs. This concerned her very much. She really takes each patient to heart. She just contributed $500.00 to VOSH to help defray the cost of shipping. This is taking your mission all the way. No wonder it is so nice to work with her which I consider a privilege. From all of VOSH we thank you very much Ellie.
                                                                   Dedication !!

Al Amerigian



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