People with disabilities have no privileges of interacting with their neighborhoods and are, therefore, restricted to home without durable medical equipment (DME) or assistive devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, and others. Lack of rehabilitation services and durable medical equipment (DME) lead to significant disable people in the developing countries with a poor quality of life. In addition, children with cerebral palsy and other congenital diseases lack the necessary assistive devices to help them walk and perform their activities of daily living. Most of these people have never seen a wheelchair, walker, orthotics (braces) or prostheses in the lifetime. Therefore, most of these people have no other means of getting around in their homes or neighborhoods except by crawling on hard gravels surfaces or concrete with their knees, hands, or buttocks.
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Without the availability of DMEs most people develop sores or become bed-bound and dependent on others. It is the mission of African Neighborhoods and Medical Missions (ANMM) to donate wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, braces and other assistive devices. Our goal is to enable those disabled to gain some level of independence, prevent being restricted to their homes, so that they can have some level of human dignity and quality of life that they deserve. For many of these people, receiving a wheelchair, a walker, or other assistive device, is like getting a brand new luxury car. ANMM has had the pleasure to provide these DMEs and we have seen the difference this has made in many lives, bringing smiles and hope to many. When these people receive their DMEs, the smile on their faces says it all. The need of devices including wheelchairs is immense and more support is needed to make a difference in the lives of many people around the world.