June 30, 2010
The Push International staff is composed of the most compassionate and self-less people I have ever met. As an occupational therapy graduate student, I was seeking a chance to use my knowledge to benefit a community and simultaneously learn more about the world of therapy. Volunteering through Push International gave me this opportunity. We brought donated wheelchairs to Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico and fit 50 people for wheelchairs and then drove back to the therapy center in Mazatlan to fit two more children for chairs. One woman looking to find a wheelchair for her young son traveled a far distance to meet with us Culiacan. Unfortunately we did not have any wheelchair options for her son at that site, but the Push team did not drop the issue. In fact, we readily offered to drive her back to the therapy center in Mazatlan to find and fit a wheelchair for her son. By the time we reached Mazatlan, the team got to work and adjusted and renovated a wheelchair to be not only supportive, but also comfortable for her son. We were also able to educate her on the various ways to adjust the wheelchair when appropriate and how to safely maneuver the wheelchair. This story is one of many from the volunteer trip that shows the relentless passion to help all families no matter what the circumstances. Push International, thank you for this amazing learning and growing experience!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
By seeing the immense expressions of gratitude and renewed sense of hope by those receiving wheelchairs. Also, their healthy posture and physical support in the new wheelchairs allowed them to better maneuver and engage within the world around them.
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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I helped fit donated wheelchairs for those in need in Sinaloa, Mexico. I also assisted the therapists at the Padres y Compadres therapy center in Mazatlan.