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Hundreds of children and adults will benefit from 575 specialized wheelchairs and 189 canes, walkers and crutches The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints delivered on Friday, January 27, 2023, to Fundabiem Guatemala.
Fundabiem provides comprehensive habilitation and rehabilitation services to Guatemalans. The wheelchairs, which are adjusted to each person’s needs, will help patients with physical disabilities in Fundabiem’s 19 rehabilitation centers gain mobility and self-sufficiency.
Health efforts are a priority for the Church Humanitarian Services in the region. During the last four years, the Church has collaborated with several Central American organizations to help more than 2,000 wheelchair users.
From January 23 to January 26, volunteers — certified physiotherapists and a technician — showed 30 Fundabiem professionals how to help each patient adapt to their model of wheelchair. The wheelchairs come in a variety of models, including standard, active, all-terrain and cross-terrain.
Local Latter-day Saint leader Edin Rosales praised the work that Fundabiem carries out for disabled persons in Guatemala. He said these wheelchairs and devices will bless entire communities.
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