Guatemala 2015 Project – 2014
Global Mobility provides mobility, medical care, education, and advocacy to children and adults with disabilities throughout the world. Through the support of The Morris Family Foundation, Global Mobility’s Guatemala 2015 project will provide a “family” of custom fitted wheelchairs (complex rehab chairs, children’s chairs, and active-lifestyle wheelchairs, and other assistive devices) to children and adults with disabilities living outside of Antigua, Guatemala. Global Mobility will also provide a comprehensive education program for recipients and their families, as well as for local rehabilitation workers. U.S.-based physicians and nurses will meet with each recipient and his or her family and treat minor issues (cuts, infections, rashes, etc.) and will refer more urgent cases to local clinics as needed. Global Mobility will also provide Guatemala-specific materials on lifestyle/cultural topics, including local resources for independent living, and information on international disability rights and empowerment.