Two years ago, we were able to finally buy 7 year old orphan Emmanuel a wheelchair with the generous donations sent by our supporters. Emmanuel suffers from cerebral palsy and was left in the care of his elderly aunt, Mrs Muzondo, who has struggled to look after him.
We spoke to Emmanuel’s aunt, who shared with us the impact that the wheelchair has had on both of their lives:
“We are so very grateful for the help which we have been given. My cousin, Emmanuel was unable to either wake up for himself or do anything. It was difficult for us to move him from one place to the other and he was isolated from other kids. Thanks to you and your friends who helped us with a wheelchair. Now Emmanuel can sit in the wheelchair and it is much easier for us to move him from one place to the other which was not possible before. I used to carry him on my back every time we had to go somewhere and he is now growing up and getting heavier which made life very difficult for us. Other kids can now play with him too, moving him around in the wheelchair as they play. I thank you and company for the job well done and may they extend their help to other people who have the same problem as us. Thank you very much.”
Since then, we have continued to support the family with food, nappies and other essential items. However, Emmanuel will soon be turning 10 and he no longer fits in his wheelchair. Sadly, Emmanuel is slowly losing the small glimpse of independence that the wheelchair gifted him with. He can no longer move about or play with other children. Instead, he is becoming more and more isolated.
We desperately need to raise funds so that we can buy a new and bigger wheelchair, and help Emmanuel live a better and happier life in spite of his illness. A wheelchair costs £200 – an impossibly huge amount for his family to raise alone. However together, we can easily raise this amount!
Please help Emmanuel and his family by donating ….