Remember the last time your shoes hurt? You felt the pain shoot through your brain, every step of the way! You fell on the sofa and kicked them as far away as you could. You felt that if you wore them two more minutes, you would explode.
Did you know that, for a person with disabilities, an inappropriate wheelchair is like a pair of painfully uncomfortable shoes? The only difference is, they have to sit in the wheelchair every day, hour after hour. In Romania, thousands of people with mobility disabilities receive inappropriate wheelchairs every year. Wheelchairs that cause pain and are a danger to their health.
It does not have to be this way. Until now, Motivation Romania Foundation donated over 20,000 appropriate wheelchairs. Over 20,000 children and adults now go to school, practice sports, go out with their friends and enjoy life.
Help us to take our mission further! Send a text message with the word ACTIV to 8844 and donate 2 euro monthly to give back mobility to people with disabilities through wheelchairs that are adapted to their needs.
*8844 is valid in the mobile networks Orange Romania, Digi Mobil, Telekom Romania, Vodafone Romania.
For donations using a monthly service plan, no VAT is charged. In the networks Digi Mobil, Orange and Telekom, for prepaid numbers, VAT is included in the recharging fee. For donations using prepaid numbers in the Vodafone network, users do not pay VAT.
If you wish to stop your contribution, you can send a free text message with the text ACTIV STOP to the number 8844. Your message will not cancel previous donations, only future donations. If you chose to unsubscribe, you can always subscribe and continue to donate to our campaign.
This campaign is supported by Digi Mobil, Orange Romania, Telekom Romania Mobile and Vodafone Romania.
The short number 8844 is provided through the website donatie.ro of the Association for Community Relations.
In Romania, the public health system pays, once every 3 years, the cost of a wheelchair. The subsidy covers a poor-quality wheelchair that is inappropriate for the abilities and needs of most users.
The wheelchair is a mobility equipment used by children and adults with mobility difficulties due to health conditions, whether temporary or permanent. These include amputations, arthritis, polio, muscle distrophy, spinal injury, spina bifida, brain seisure or visual impairments. Wheelchairs are also used by elderly persons.
An appropriate wheelchair is one that is adapted to the needs and abilities of their users. As such, the wheelchair has a significant positive impact upon the independence and social inclusion of its user, reducing the need for assistance from those around them.
The wheelchair is an essential element for participation of people with mobility disabilities to education and employment, and contributes to better health and quality of life (World Health Organization and USAID, Joint position paper on the provision of mobility devices in less resourced settings, 2011, p.7).
Send a text message to 8844 with the word ACTIV to help Motivation Romania Foundation give back mobility to a person in a wheelchair.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 0730.190.927 if you need more information.