IMG_2304During our visit to Kosovo in February 2014 we made some home visits to assess how some people with paralysis are coping at home. At one home which we visited we were introduced to a young lady named Nerxhivan Berisha who had fallen and suffered a severe back injury.
She is unable to walk and is home being cared for by her parents.

During our visit her father shared with us the difficulty they have in bringing Nerxhivan down and out of the house to take her to her medical appointments. He said that a wheelchair ramp would make things much easier and safer but that they could not afford to have one constructed.

We were able to provide the funding for the project and HandiKos provided the on scene coordination to make this ramp a reality in a timely manner and on budget.

Vlora Oruqi (left) introduced us to HandiKos who provides services to paralyzed persons in Kosovo. She is seen here with Nerxhivan.

Vlora Oruqi (left) introduced us to HandiKos who provides services to paralyzed persons in Kosovo. She is seen here with Nerxhivan.

Completed ramp, well built and safe.

Completed ramp, well built and safe.

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