Gyanprakash becomes independent again!
"Till recently, I was happily married with two beautiful daughters and a steady job. I wanted nothing else from life. Today, I am wheelchair-bound, unable to do even the basic tasks like using the toilet," Gyanaprakash says.
42-year-old Gyanprakash had a spinal cord injury (PwSCI), which left him immobile. Just as Gyanaprakash was beginning to feel hopeless and thought he would spend all his life being dependent, he was referred to APD.
After three months of therapy specially designed for his condition, as well as moral support, he is now able to manage himself independently. There is pride in his eyes as he says, "I can now move from my bed to the wheelchair and to have a bath and wear my clothes without assistance. I am now living for the sake of my daughters. My company has also been supportive and has promised to give me back my job. The future is not hopeless anymore."
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About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
There are several people with disabilities in India. Out of that, very few are gainfully employed. The reasons for this are many and could be a lack of opportunity, encouragement and/or poverty. However, the primary reason is that most of them come from the lower strata of society, where disability is viewed as a curse primarily because of the lack of awareness about the same. Added to this, their disability prohibits them from coming out of their shells. They end up becoming a burden to themselves, their parents, community, and society at large. Or else they sink into depression and frustration and perish at a premature age.
This program supports the salaries of the staff at APD and material for mobility aids such as crutches, splints, and calipers.
This donation will help make these people self-reliant. Beneficiaries are identified through hospitals, camps and in-house users. Physiotherapists make an assessment and prescribe calipers. Once the Ortho unit receives the prescription, the assessment prototype is made and the final product is fitted to the beneficiary after the physiotherapist's approval.