Meisha Robinson, the eagle-eyed manager of St. Philip Neri’s medical equipment lending program, noticed someone leaving a church service with difficulty using a walker. That someone is named Deborah Jackson.
“Her old device was in bad shape and she appeared not to have good balance,” says Meisha.
“Mrs. Robinson approached me one morning after mass about a better walker,” says Deborah. “At first I resisted because I didn’t want to be a burden. She explained to me that she was the director of the Free Medical Equipment Program at St. Philip Neri and it wold not be a problem. I changed my mind with a gente nudge from her.”
“I told her we could offer a walker that includes a seat, so she could walk and rest when she needed to.”
“This was the best decision for me ever,” says Deborah (pictured below with her new walker). “The rollator walker has changed my life. My ‘BMW’ walker has given me more freedom. I now participate in fun activities. For example, I attended St. Philip Neri Steppers Set and danced with my rollator on the dance floor. I also participate in activities that include exercise. When I go shopping, I can travel down the aisles with ease. I travel more easily on Pace Transportation. I thank God that God sent Mrs. Robinson to me!”