Mobilizing mobility equipment into the hands of those that need it most.
Embraced delive assistive mobility devices (wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and other durable medical equipment) both locally and globally.
70% of our focus is on local Atlanta outreach. Here are a few stories of our recipients:
10 year old Atlantan boy (under-insured)
"I thank God for organizations like Embraced". Crutches were provided to this little boy so he could go to school.
9 year old Atlantan boy (un-insured)
"My son has been out of school for two weeks because he needs crutches or a wheelchair to return" - Mother of an Embraced.
On Monday, this little boy was back at school thanks to a pair of crutches and a wheelchair that were provided by Embraced.
Uninsured Atlanta Man
18 year old Atlantan boy (un-insured)
During our visit, he said that he was shot when he was 18 months old, paralyzing his left leg and partially paralyzing his right. He had no insurance and his medicaid had run out. He needed crutches, a walking boot and occasional crutch tips because he was an active teenager.
9 Year Old Kenyan Boy
Because he does not have arms and cannot propel himself, he needed a lightweight wheelchair that someone else could easily push around. Embraced was able to provide such a wheelchair, and the boy's life has been made a little more bearable until he receives much-needed leg surgery.
11 Year Old Haitian Girl
This girl was brought to the USA from Haiti by the non-profit Childspring International, in order to undergo lower leg surgery. Her post-op needs included a special wheelchair with elevated leg rests as well as a walker, both of which Embraced was happy to provide.
Kirker Hospital, Niger
"I was able to give out a pair (of crutches) today to a woman that's been scooting along the ground and sometimes hobbling with a stick. She has avascular necrosis of the hip from an old trauma and has no hope of a recovery except for a hip replacement (a very expensive surgery 800 miles away in Niamey). So, for now, she is delighted with her crutches which help her walk upright and without as much pain." - Mindi, Kirker Hospital, Niger
Mr. Luis Medardo Garcia Neira, affected by Polio, receives crutches. The Rotary Club in Rio Jubones helped to deliver the crutches.