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Friends of the Disabled Latin America (FRIDLA)

Wheel Chair Repair
Valentina Rodao

WHEELCHAIRS AND MOBILITY DEVICES FOR THE DISABLED

FRIDLA and their USA partner ministry, Westminster Wheelchair Workshop, collect most types of used durable medical equipment (DME), i.e. wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, etc. The DME is then refurbished by volunteers to like-new condition. FRIDLA demands that the equipment goes out in "God honoring condition". All people are created equal by God and all those with special needs deserve equipment in the very best condition.

FRIDLA establishes repair facilities in each country and trains local technicians to maintain and repair the equipment. Several who receive equipment have become technicians and assist with custom-fitting and maintenance. As ambassadors for Christ, we cannot give someone a wheelchair and not provide a way for them to maintain it and get it repaired, even replaced, if necessary.


HOW WHEELCHAIRS CAN HELP US MINISTER TO THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF THE DISABLED

Sharing the love of Christ is facilitated when we are able to show that we care about not only the disabled person's spiritual condition, but also their physical condition by providing mobility tools to aid them in their every-day life.

Each family that receives assistance is presented a Bible and our volunteers patiently evangelize the entire family that is affected by disabilities.

Repairing Mobility Equipment Adams repairing crutches