Tubod, Lanao del Norte – More than 40 persons-with-disabilities (PWDs) received mobility aids from the provincial government on March 9, 2015.
In a simple turn-over ceremony at the main entrance of the Provincial Capitol Building, 25 children with cerebral palsy received their brand-new customized wheelchair while nine others received artificial legs.
On March 9, 2015 the provincial social welfare and development office (PSWDO)distributed wheelchairs to the twenty-five cerebral palsy children, and nineteen artificial legs given to the inborn children having no leg and others caused by accident.
The recipients were indigent children who suffered physical abnormalities since birth or amputees involved in vehicular accidents.
The brand-new wheelchairs are especially custom-built for PWDs to help improve their mobility and restore their independence. The wheelchairs are built by Freedom International based in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental.
Recipient PWDs are residents from the municipalities of Magsaysay, Salvador, Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Sapad and Kapatagan.
Also present to witness the turn-over rites were families of the PWDs and MSWDOs of beneficiary-towns.
“We are very lucky that my son is one of the recipients of the artificial legs. This will really improve his mobility give him more freedom. Thank you so much Gov. Khalid for this life-changing gift to my son”, expressed by a mother from Kapatagan town.
Aside from the specialized wheelchairs, the Lanao del Norte LGU also provides canes, prosthetic legs, and crutches to indigent PWDs of the province.
The annual wheelchair distribution activity is implemented under the ‘Kabarangayan Sigurado’ program of Governor Khalid Dimaporo. LAR & VNL/PIO-LDN