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PUSH INTERNATIONAL
June 30, 2010

I have been on a couple of trips with Push. one time they arranged for training on fitting a person in a wheelchair before we left the states. When I arrived in Mexico I was more confident in being able to help the recipients at the distributions. We were able to serve more people with equipment to fit their particular disability. They always have someone there to check the fit. I was able to serve the same person twice when she came back a couple of years later for another wheelchair. She had been in another accident and her needs had changed. I worked with kids and the horse therapy. It is amazing how the kids had improved from my last trip. Push delivered donated supplies for the program including halters, lead ropes and grooming supplies. They provide so much to so many people in the community.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My awareness of the vast needs of people with disabilities in other countries and the differences in medical practices and therapies available to them in contrast to the US.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more funding to multiply what they do. So they could take more volunteers teams especilly therapy students. Not only giving the students a diverse experience but also bringing new techniques to the kids in need.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Learning so much and knowing that everything I do will impact the people with needs.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

So giving of their knowledge in everything we encountered. From customs to medical conditions, they always took the time to explain what was happening and why.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

serve so many more people. It could multiply the sustainable shop and therapy center to other areas of Mexico. Could have a staff therapist to lead teams on a regular basis allowing for better training and therapy for the people in Mexico.

Ways to make it better...

I spoke spanish. I love talking with and listening to people's stories and I had to have a translater with me.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

Everyone involved including the Staff is a volunteer and funding is needed to pay the Staff for their unbelievable amount of time and talent that is given to educate and help people with disabilities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I worked with the horse therapy and with the wheelchair distributions.