Foundation helps boy get wheelchair

Lae News, Normal

The National – Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A YOUNG Lae boy, who is disabled, has been assisted by a charity organisation based in Western Highlands.
The Foundation for Rural Development (FORD) Inc in Mt Hagen last Friday, delivered the wheelchair free to six-year-old Nehemiah Kiap originally from Wurup Village, Mul local council area in Western Highlands.
Young Nehemiah leaves at the Arnotts Biscuits Compound at Hunter in Lae.
His mother Roselyn was so happy that her workload had been lightened.
Previously, she had to carry Nehemiah every where.
He was born normal but was affected by meningitis when severe malaria attacks lef him disabled.
The left side of Nehemiah’s body was paralysed.
He needed mobility and his parents sought assistance from FORD executive director Andreas Pu’u.
At a small gathering, Pu’u said that FORD was fortunate to partner with the Free Wheel Chair Mission of US, an international organisation that is able to give people with disabilities free wheelchairs.
He said in PNG, it is a luxury for a person with a disability to own a wheelchair.
He is urging people with disabilities to contact him on 542 3524 or mobile 7283 7104/7611 4958 or 7130 7725 to own a wheel chair.
He said people have to provide a recent photograph and pay for the freight costs from Mt Hagen.