WCFC WEELCHAIRS PROJECT
DIEMA’S DREAM FOUNDATION
Let’s Dream come true!
THE GOAL OF THE PROJECT
– to provide patient-
specific, good quality and
safe wheelchairs for
disabled children from
Determine which children need wheelchairs to improve their quality of life.
Identify children who have a priority need for the wheelchairs.
Collecting information about the needs of the children and the specifications and
parameters required for the wheelchairs for each child.
Determine where the wheelchairs can be purchased that meet the requirements for
Organize the purchase of the wheelchairs, delivery to the orphanage along with the
Transfer the donation of the wheelchairs to the Orphanage according to the Donation
Discuss with administration of the Orphanage the need for volunteers to work with
the children in their wheelchairs and the need for outdoor activities for these
Establish and document the protocol for the volunteers working with the children in
their new wheelchairs. Submit protocol for approval to the administration of the
Document the results of the Wheelchair Project along with photographs.
Report the Financial results of the project.
SCHEDUL FOR THE PROJECT REALIZATION:
children – December
Buying of wheelchairs
– Begin Spring 2010
to Orphanage – Begin
We provide Children with new
wheelchairs for wheelchairs and other
children from the children take part in
Orphanage # 8 who is the outings.
living now in PNE 11,
E’latma & Ryzan. The Volunteer
Each new wheelchairs protocol is finalized
adapted to fit the with the orphanage
needs to individual administration.
specifications of each
17 years old Kursin Andrey
Andrey is now 17 and there was a time when he could walk.
However, later he stopped waking and due to strong
spastics in hips area he tend to lie in the position of an
Diema’s Dream organized Andrey’s examination by a
leading orthopedist, ordered special equipment and paid for
massages and special treatment sessions for the child.
Now Andrey can sit in a wheelchair without support and
even stand up when supported. However he is far from
being able to walk. Taking into account that he is quite big
and heavy for orphanage personnel to carry him anywhere,
he really needs a wheelchair to have any chance of
communicating outside the walls of his bedroom.
Lena has a whole package of physical disabilities – her
feet are strongly deformed, she has strong spastics in
her hands (she keeps them bended) and, what’s worst of
all, her spine and therefore whole back is deformed.
After consultation with a leading doctor, purchase of a
firm corset and devices to support her legs, she learned
to stand up and, when supported, is learning to take a
Notwithstanding this progress, Lena is not able to go
for a walk without a wheelchair.
Mental deficiency at the
19 years old level of imbecility. ICP.
Since Roma saw our gifts – the new
wheelchairs, he started asking us –
«What are these – new wheelchairs? Who
are these for? This is my wheelchair, isn’t
We answered it was a regard from Mary
and a present from very kind people from
a distant land.
Roma remembered Mary right away and
sent her the video-message.
Being quite a speaker Roma understands
the speech very well, and he could
probably tell us much interesting about
his uneasy life. But the most important
thing is that he could teach us positive
reaction to anything happening in this
Roma is fond of listening to music and
dancing with his hands. He is sociable
and amicable. Extensively taking part in
different actions (holidays etc.) he needs
new wheelchairs to enlarge possibilities.
ICP. Mental deficiency at
25 years old the level of idiocy.
Jenya eats by himself, gets
dressed with personnel’s
He is very tidy. Spending
more time in the wheelchair
than other kids which makes
it is so important in his life.
Incapable to move by himself,
but aims at communication
He is fond of making beads of
macaroni and painting them
in different colors, especially
when friend is around.Jenya
likes to teach other people
Behaves friendly toward the
Severe mental deficiency.
21 years old ICP.
Andrey needs much care
of the people around.
He often makes
attempts to explain his
needs to personnel.
Moves in a wheelchair
with outside help so
comfortable carrier is
Severe mental deficiency.
24 years old ICP: pyramidal paraparesis.
Vanya is a unique person. In spite of his
diagnosis he shows astonishing mental abilities.
He easily understands simple things, the speech
referred to him. Realizes what he may or may not
Despite the difficulties with hands coordination
he can unscrew the bulb in the lamp or replace
the vases in the room while no one can see.
Curiosity and sharpness are the features of his
He likes to construct a toy-pyramid as a child
and prefers to make his own decisions as an
The better you know Vanya, the more you want
people to love him and share his vivid interest to
Vanya can partially help himself. He can eat by
himself but needs personnel’s assistance to get
Though Vanya needs outside help to move
around Orphanage, we watch him being more
self-dependent with his new wheelchair.
He was very glad to get the present!
Severe mental deficiency. ICP,
20 years old spastic diplegia.
Sacha is always in a good
mood and has a sunny
Sasha realizes that he has
a personality though he is
quite a child in his soul.
He was happy both to see
us come and to get his new
Sasha understands the
speech and able to speak
with short phrases.
Can be transported in a
ICP. Moderate mental
21 years old deficiency with behavior
Can be carried in a
wheelchair with outside
help. Needs this help,
and widening the
bounds of his world.
The new wheelchair lets
him be more
Severe mental deficiency.
22 years old ICP, spastic diplegia.
Jenya likes to draw
with someone and
listen to the music.
Moves sitting in his
wheelchair and being
helped by personnel.
He needs care and
attention of the people
CNS organic injury. ICP,
22 years old spastic diplegia.
speech is performed as
and phrases. Helpless,