"It Has Given Me Life" Ghanaian Man Says After Receiving Wheelchair from LDS Charities (Video)

It's so touching to see the ways LDS Charities is changing lives throughout the world.

LDS Charities and Ghana Health Service recently conducted free week-long medical training to assist clinicians and technicians in Ghana to provide properly-fitted wheelchairs to people with mobility impairments. Needy recipients received an appropriate manual wheelchair, hand-powered trike, or walking aid, consistent with World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.

Prosthetic and orthotic centers working under Ghana Health Service, sent a total of 27 clinicians and technicians to the five-day event. The training was performed by Demoine and Joyce Findlay from Canada who are Wheelchair Specialists with LDS Charities. Participants came from Accra, Cape Coast, Tema, Sandema, Volta, and Hohoe. After the training, twenty recipients were assessed and individually fitted for a new wheelchair, at no cost to them.

Moi Akotey Brown received one of the new wheelchairs, “I now have a job and can earn money to care for my daughter.” He is currently employed as a currency exchanger (bills to coins) at Kaneshie Market. As a single parent, he is grateful for the efforts to help him improve his life situation, “My deepest thank you Ghana Health and LDS Charities for helping me.”

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