WIZO donates wheelchairs to Red Cross and Tygerberg Hospitals

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WIZO (the Women’s International Zionist Organisation) Cape Town donated four wheelchairs to the paediatric oncology wards at the Red Cross and Tygerberg Hospitals this week as part of its local outreach programme.
by OWN CORRESPONDENT | Aug 08, 2019

The child-size chairs will give those patients who cannot walk dignity, control, and self-reliance.

Manufactured by Israeli non-profit organisation and humanitarian mission, Wheelchairs of Hope, these lightweight, robust chairs are designed by specialist Israeli doctors and engineers from ALYN Hospital, Israel’s leading paediatric and adolescent rehabilitation centre, specifically to help disabled children in developing countries.

Janene Currie, the chairperson of BZA (Bnoth Zion Association) WIZO Cape Town said, “The donation of these wheelchairs from Israel offers these young children the life-changing gift of mobility and self-reliance. They will also be a great help to staff and nurses who care for these precious youngsters. They are bright and colourful, specifically designed in the style of a high-chair for kids, and not just a miniaturised adult wheelchair.”


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