Debbie Nelson came to D4D looking for a special item for her son Wyatt: a special needs stroller. It needed to be narrow to fit through the doorways in her home. We didn’t find a stroller for a juvenile, but … Continue reading →
See our Facebook page for the full story about Marisol, who needs a complex shower chair. We don’t have this item in our inventory and are hoping someone who follows D4D either has one or knows where we can find one. If you do, please contact us!
CBS Chicago has done several stories on Devices 4 the Disabled. But the one Wendy Widom and Brad Edwards put together this week is the best. It captures the spirit and accomplishments of our founder Ed Kane beautifully. Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/cbschicago/videos/10154565378528338/?pnref=story
D4D wishes to announce the passing of our founder, Ed Kane, who died yesterday. This tribute is from Ed’s good friend and D4D board member Bob Shea: “Ed Kane, my good friend and partner in Devices 4 the Disabled, passed … Continue reading →
It’s rewarding when we receive a testimonial that reminds us why we do what we do. Jennifer Buckner, a disabled single mother, was able to receive a scooter from the medical lending closet we supply at St. Philip Neri Catholic … Continue reading →
D4D is now listed on Amazon.com’s charitable giving program, AmazonSmile. It’s a great way to give to your nonprofit organization of choice while doing your regular shopping on the world’s biggest store. Please tell your friends when purchasing products … Continue reading →
D4D delivered wheelchairs, walkers, rollators, and other devices today to the fourth medical equipment program it supplies. It’s at Community Health, a volunteer-based free health clinic serving the West Town and Englewood neighborhoods. Community Health serves more than 10,000 uninsured and poor … Continue reading →
D4D Donates Van to Family of Paralyzed 3-Year-Old
An emotional and heartwarming story on CBS depicted Devices 4 the Disabled’s donation of a van to the family of a 3-year-old boy paralyzed in a shooting earlier this summer. Not long ago, a very generous donor approached D4D with an offer to donate power chairs and other equipment, and a wheelchair-enabled 2005 Dodge Caravan.
Just the next day, CBS producer Wendy Widom asked if we knew of a van for the family of 3-year-old shooting victim Devon.
Bob Shea and our legal eagle Paul Goldman worked long and hard to recover the vehicle’s title (which had been lost) and transfer it.
D4D’s board member Joel Heifitz also contributed an Amazon Fire tablet for Devon.
The original donor deserves huge credit. This person is also dealing with serious illness, but wishes to remain anonymous. We are so glad to have helped the Devon’s young parents, Dominque and Desmond, who are reeling with their new situation and spending every day visiting him at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Now they’ll be able to drive to and from RIC instead of taking the CTA, and hopefully will drive Devon home in time for his fourth birthday.
As Bob often says (quoting author Dannion Manning): “There are no coincidences.”
We are happy to announce that a heartwarming story we have been working on for several weeks is coming to fruition. You’ll see it on CBS-TV on the 5 p.m. news tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 8). If you can’t tune in … Continue reading →
This isn’t an electric wheelchair. But it did cost more than $10,000 to the family of a young man named Angel Hernandez. Angel suffered from cerebral palsy. He needed a custom chair to fit him just right, which is why … Continue reading →