Jan 6, 2012

Easy access: Motorised wheelchairs enable the disabled.


Sidra, 12, whizzes around the mall in her new mechanically propelled wheelchair thrilled to be independent of her mother and sister as she shops for accessories. “This is a lot of fun,” she says excitedly when asked about the two-wheeled purchase she made a couple of months ago.

Her expression turns serious, “I was tired of everyone constantly pushing me around in my old [manual] wheelchair and I didn’t have the energy to push myself for very long.”
Sidra suffers from polio, a virus which has crippled hundreds of children in Pakistan.

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