Even at the first sight, we understood that Mr. Igor was a very active person, because when we arrived for delivering a wheelchair of hope, he came running out of his door toward us, even without lower limbs!
Mr. Igor had received wheelchairs previously, first form the District Social Protection Office 5 years ago which lasted for less than 1 year due to poor quality, then another made in China which was exhausted within 3 years. He lost the means of moving around and, since then, has been in a desperate need of a wheelchair.
'I do everything in my house. I do household chores, and fix furniture of poor household in our community' he said. 'Without a wheelchair, it is difficult for me to maintain my active life!'
He got his lower limb amputated in 2001, and due to medical accident, lost his remaining limb in 2007. When he lost both legs, he felt so depressed and even thought of suicide. But, in such a depth of despair, his little son's presence offered him great moral support. Now after emotional recovery, he tries to keep himself busy all day, and not to be pessimistic about life.
We are confident that this new wheelchair will satisfy his needs within his house, and beyond. Also we trust that his positive attitude and inner strength in overcoming such tragedy will contribute to empower other Disabled People living in his community.