Last week, Devices 4 the Disabled dropped off a sizeable amount of wheelchairs and other equipment at the Father Gary Graf Center, 510 10th St., Waukegan. We’re excited to see how many people are going to the center in need of medical devices. From left are Bob Shea, Gabriela Lara, and Sister Kathleen Long.
Yesterday we helped out Heart to Heart, the medical equipment program at St. Gertrude’s Church, 1420 West Granville, Chicago. We picked up some of their excess walkers, canes, etc. And took them to the Father Gary Graf Center, 510 10th St., Waukegan, to replenish their medical equipment lending closet. Brenda Arrielo, shown here with Bob Shea, has been very helpful as we’ve gotten up and running.
A rollator is a wonderful thing. Rollators cost more than $100 in the store, and you have to wait who-knows-how-many weeks to get one through Medicare. This lady was happy to get hers from St. Philip Neri. She was having a problem with losing her balance and falling down at home. She’s shown with the manager of St Philip Neri’s lending closet, Meisha Robinson.
This looks like any easy chair, but it’s not. It comes with an electric control that lifts the chair up and makes it easy for the person in the chair to stand up. We’ve had several items like this offered … Continue reading →
Chicago State University has been in the news recently. Because of the state budget impasse, the university has been suffering financially. They contacted us asking to borrow wheelchairs so friends and family could see students graduate at commencement April 28 (the event was also moved up a week for lack of funds). Devices 4 the Disabled was happy to step in and provide 40 wheelchairs for the event. Bob Shea and Ed Kane both know how important it is to see a son or daughter graduate; both have made the effort to attend the events in wheelchairs. The day after the event Chicago State announced massive staff layoffs. “Thank you so much for all of your help and support,” said Dawn Deener of the Chicago State Office of Meetings and Events. “On behalf of the University hats off!!!”