Last week, we passed along news of a wheelchair-enabled van we donated to Henry Aluyi, a retired Nigerian professor and U.S. citizen. Here are some new photos of D4D’s staff (Bob Shea, Dan Popuch, and Meisha Robinson) with Mr. Aluyi … Continue reading →
There’s an energy that comes with doing good. Brad Edwards and Wendy Widom of CBS Chicago felt it when they won an Emmy for their report about D4D called “Bob, Ed, and Their Devices.” Brad decided to share the energy … Continue reading →
David Jarja wrote to us about his brother, Ebrima, who is pictured below:
“Ebrima, whose name means ‘The bread of the Jarju family.’ left the African nation of Gambia for Chicago purposely to pursue his master’s degree. He successfully completed his masters degree in Business Communication. He then decided to work in a Chicago grocery store to pursue his PhD. That was where he got shot in the head in February 2014. He suffered a brain injury causing paralysis of the right hand and leg. Ebrima was using a wheelchair from 2014 up to now, but with the help of Ms. Meisha Robinson, Ebrima is able to walk using a rollator walker. Thank you so much for your support!”
“He wasn’t really trying to walk until he got the Rollator from me,” says Meisha, who manages the St. Philip Neri medical equipment program, which is supplied by D4D.
The term “rollator” isn’t well known, but the objects themselves are ones you have certainly seen being used out in the world by people who need help and stability walking. Rollators are walkers with wheels, hand brakes, and often, baskets … Continue reading →
This week we were able to help someone who has spent a career helping others in need. This photo shows Father Tom Millea with our own Bob Shea. Father Tom was a chaplain working at Hines VA Hospital in the … Continue reading →
Thanks to Brian McCaskey, senior director of business development with the Chicago Bears, for stopping by our suite at the exciting Ireland – New Zealand rugby match Saturday–a historic event at which Ireland won for the first time in 111 years. Brian is shown with Bob Shea, left, and D4D’s Dan Popuch, right.
Congratulations to our friends Brad Edwards, Wendy Widom, and Tim Viste of CBS Chicago. Their story on Devices 4 the Disabled is nominated for an Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Chicago/Midwest. Emmys will be awarded … Continue reading →
Devices 4 the Disabled sends its sincere condolences to our board member and friend Joel Heifitz. Joel’s father Jack last week at the age of 93. Funeral and memorial information can be found here. … Continue reading →
After getting the equipment she needed at St. Philip Neri Church, Miriam Moore wrote this thank you note: “The rollator is wonderful; now I can ride the bus and trains. I need to walk 2 blocks by doctor’s orders, but I … Continue reading →
“After a month of Hospital stays and 4 months in Rehabilitation I came home with a lift, bedpan and a Hoveround scooter. Things looked bleak for me but after many months of rehab attempts and by the grace of God, I … Continue reading →