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On September 15, 2007 Doug Whitfield and Mike McHargue of Kaitlin’s Mobility Foundation returned to Coban to bless the remaining families with custom wheelchairs that had been planned for June. The Seattle based organization specializes in helping families with the extra challenges required to care for their special needs children. A summer airline embargo kept them from bringing extra baggage filled with wheelchair parts when their whole team was here in June 2007. However, they were determined to see these children get their promised new rides and therefore they returned to make it happen.
On the morning of the fifteenth, we were excited to see that all of the six families were in attendance for the event at a local church. We had confirmed with the families in the days leading up to the activity but we weren’t sure that they would all be able to be there. So, it was a great blessing to see them all there.
If you have been keeping track of our current events, you may recognize little Evelin Suleymi in one of the pictures. She is a little girl who was born with Hydrocephalus and Spina bifida and we were able to help her get some needed surgeries back in the spring of 2007. She had recuperated from her operations and she also got a custom wheelchair as a part of this wonderful outreach. Evelin’s has since passed away, you may access the story here, Evelin Suleymi Coc.
We want to give special thanks to Kaitlin’s Mobility Foundation in Seattle, Washington and anyone else who made it possible for these children and their families to receive a much needed gift. Also, please continue to pray for those who care for special needs children here in Guatemala and everywhere else in the world.