Urgent request for electric wheelchairs

December 2018 While the PROJIMO community-based rehab programs run by disabled villagers in Mexico make individualized wheelchairs for children and adults who need them, some of the leaders and former workers in these programs now need electric wheelchairs. Please help provide them if you can. Companions in pressing need for an electric wheelchair include: 1) Virginia Gonzalez Virginia, who was born with brittle-bone disease (osteogenisis imperfecta), first came to the PROJIMO (Program for Rehabilitation Organized by Disabled Youth of Western Mexico) when she was 4 years old. Years later she became a worker at PROJIMO, running the program’s cybercafe and … Continue reading Urgent request for electric wheelchairs

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Boletín de la Sierra Madre #82 | Enero 2018

Boletín de la Sierra Madre #82 – Enero 2018 haga clic aquí para la página de inicio de Healthwrights Discapacitados adictos-en-recuperación se unen Un nuevo programa servicial en México facilitado por Personas discapacitadas recuperándose del hábito de drogas por David … Continue reading Boletín de la Sierra Madre #82 | Enero 2018

Newsletter from the Sierra Madre #83 | April 2018

Habilítate Mazatlán is a modest service program run by disabled recovering drug-users. Among the services they provide is building – out of old cardboard – custom-made special seating for disabled children. Here we describe a related challenge the group has taken on: crafting custom-molded cardboard cushions to help heal chronic pressure sores…. We share this story because it conveys a great unmet potential. If more people and programs would make use of this low-cost handicraft, myriad dire complications, and premature deaths from pressure sores could be prevented. Continue reading Newsletter from the Sierra Madre #83 | April 2018

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Newsletter from the Sierra Madre #82 | January 2018

Newsletter from the Sierra Madre #82 – January 2018 click here for the http://www.healthwrights.org homepage Disabled Recovering Drug-Addicts United A new service program run by disabled recovering drug-users in Mexico by David Werner In Mexico today, widespread use of addictive … Continue reading Newsletter from the Sierra Madre #82 | January 2018

Newsletter from the Sierra Madre #80

click here for the http://www.healthwrights.org homepage Namesakes resulting from Where There is No Doctor Since I first wrote and illustrated Where There is No Doctor in Spanish, in mountain villages of Western Mexico in the early 1970s, the book has been translated into at least 100 languages (that we know of), with more than three million copies in print. According to the the World Health Organization, it has become “the most widely used community health care handbook in the world.” We have received letters of appreciation from health workers and families in scores of different countries, often with stories of … Continue reading Newsletter from the Sierra Madre #80

Newsletter from the Sierra Madre #78

click here for the http://www.healthwrights.org homepage Visit to ARSOBO As planned, in mid-November, 2015, my friend Polo Ribota and I set off on the long drive from Mazatlán, Sinaloa, to Nogales, Sonora – on the U.S. border – to visit ARSOBO (acronym for ARizona SOnora Border), a workshop where disabled people make assistive devices for others with disabilities.  Accompanying us was Tomás Magallanes, a young man with sequelae of polio, who was first brought to PROJIMO by his mother for braces when he was six year old. After he grew up he worked for several years in the wheelchair workshop … Continue reading Newsletter from the Sierra Madre #78