In September 2016 our wheelchair project in Kosovo became a reality. This project was a joint effort with DirectConnet Humanitarian Aid (DCHA), ROC Wheels from Bozeman, Montana, and HandiKos in Kosovo. ROC Wheels is known in the industry for making the best wheelchairs for severely disabled children. HandiKos is a non-profit organization in Kosovo that provides assistance to paralyzed people. The list of recipients was provided to us by by HandiKos who worked for many months to assess the needs within a certain demographic. These chairs ranged from basic wheelchairs to very specialized to meet the individuals needs, from severe to moderate. This was a very “hands on” project with many people involved with special talents to insure the best care and comfort to all wheelchair recipients.
Each chair had a worksheet developed to provide detailed information about the recipient of the chair.