Here is just one example of how your donations are helping people gain and retain the mobility they need.
Barbara Anderson is a 62 year old female living on the south side of Chicago in the neighborhood of Englewood. Last week, she received one of the scooters we donated to the medical equipment program at St. Philip Neri, managed by Meisha Robinson. Ms. Anderson says::
“I am very grateful for my power chair because I’ve gotten my independence back. I can travel to the doctors office to pickup my medicine. It’s a true blessing for me to go get my groceries since I’ve gotten nerve damage to both legs it has been very difficult for me to get out and about with Meisha to help me. It’s just a blessing from the Lord. Miss Robinson is a true gift. Her kindness will never be forgotten. I thank God for her each and every day.”
We thank Meisha, Ms. Anderson, and all of you, too!
Ahaji Amos ran U.S. Medical Supply on south Western Avenue until last week. She called us to say she was through dealing with Medicare and Medicaid and wanted to donate much of her remaining stock to Devices 4 the Disabled. Our movers at Pickens-Kane, Brian Hubbard and Lionel Cuellar, came to help.
We learned from Ms. Amos the many restrictions Medicare puts on people in need. If you get one medical device from Medicare, you can’t get another device of the same type for five years. Medicare doesn’t cover shower chairs or transfer chairs. Then there are the state of Illinois’ unique problems with making payments. “I’ve been in business since 2014 and have never received a Medicaid payment,” she said. Ms. Amos is shown here with mover Lionel Cuellar.
D4D supplies two Durable Medical Equipment distribution centers: one at St. Philip Neri Church, 2132 E. 72nd St., Chicago, and one in the Father Gary Graf Center, 510 10th St., Waukegan. Earlier this week we dropped off a second shipment of wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, and canes. Bob Shea and Sister Uloma of the Graf Center are shown with some of the equipment available to the disadvantaged members of the Waukegan-area community. If you need equipment and are in the area, call 847-775-0858 for more information.
Everyone involved with D4D helps those in need in different ways. We were reminded of this over the weekend when Greg Holden, Director of Communications, received an award from Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care for his work in creating legacy … Continue reading →