A team of seating specialists from Global Mobility will fit 400 wheelchairs in two African countries, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Kenya, beginning Monday August 25.

The team includes Ilse Caballeros, a physical therapist from Antigua, Guatemala who has been to Kenya several times for seating clinics and who has worked closely with Global Mobility in her native country.

Occupational therapist Madison Gartman, from Mississippi, is also on the team. She has been living in Guatemala in recent months and working with Hope Haven, our partner there.

Ilse and Madison will arrive in the Congo on August 25 and will work all week in the city of Nyankunde, about 90 minutes from Bunia. The seating clinic will distribute 200 chai...

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This week marks the 24th anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act . My good friend Candace Cable, who writes a blog for the Christopher Reeve Foundation recently pointed out that while Senator Tom Harkin calls the ADA “a modern-day Emancipation Proclamation for people with disabilities,” there is much work ahead to make this country accessible, and to include people with disabilities in the full fabric of American life.

Says Candace, “We have not found full inclusion yet, not by a long shot.”

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Greetings and welcome to my first-ever blog. l'm going to post updates in this space every once in a while to share the work I do and to enlist your suppoft and participation.

Over the last 20 years, I have overseen the delivery and fitting of more than 100,000 wheelchairs ro people with disabilities in 76 countries. In the past two years, since retiring from my previous organization, I am proud to say that I helped deliver and fit another 1500 wheelchairs to people with disabilities in five countries as a volunteer for several international organizations.

Now I am excited to tell you about a new chapter in my journey - GLOBAL MOBlLlTY. My new organization will provide durable medical and mobility equipment, educati...

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