Texas Man Steps Up To Help Kids With Disabilities In Iraq
A Texas man who went to Iraq as a contract worker is now the only provider of pediatric wheelchairs for children with disabilities in that country.
One in seven children in Iraq between the ages of 2 and 14 is estimated to have a disability. Without wheelchairs, many of these kids literally couldn’t move unless carried by their parents.
Since starting Wheelchairs for Iraqi Kids in 2005, Brad Blauser has distributed 650 wheelchairs. His dream is to provide wheelchairs for every Iraqi child who wants one.
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The mobility devices not only improve the lives of the children who often don’t even have a diagnosis, but also relieve significant stress for their families, reports CNN. To read more click here.