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Sally Fellers

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What I want to do

Give people with special abilities the opportunity to participate in their communities so that others can learn from their example how to make the most of what you have.

What inspires me

The bright smile of a disabled child!

Santa Fe, NM USA

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March 18, 2011

The excitement and joy we see on a child's face when they ride in their own wheelchair for the first time in their life is indescribable!
At this time we are working in the isolated North Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua. There is no school available for the special needs children in this area. Due to the poverty and health conditions in this region there are many children with disabilities caused by high fevers that went untreated, resulting in deafness, blindness and a variety of mobility disorders.
Another big area of concern is there are over 400 disabled lobster divers who were paralyzed as a result of decompression sickness. The lobster industry hired them, gave them diving equipment and failed to teach them safe diving techniques. Many of them are dying because of untreated pressure sores.

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Puerto Cabezas, San Juan del Sur and Leon City, Nicaragua

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Volunteer & I located people in need and provided wheelchairs, medication, nutritional support and diapers to disabled children and adults. I sent 5 people to the prosthetic clinic in Managua to have a prosthesis made.

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