Sunday, March 2, 2014

NDNorth: All About Chairs (Part 1)

For a child with a special need such as cerebral palsy or brain damage, low muscle tone or something similar, having a positioning chair is essential for the child to be able to see and participate in the world around them!

When we first met Xuan, she was recently abandoned and spent her whole day in her bed. Pulling out the positioning chair that was hidden in the orphanage's therapy room showed the orphanage staff a whole new child! She could look around, smile, and even move her hands. They were amazed, we were impressed, and Xuan was so much happier!

Xing was vocal and mobile enough to not spend her whole day in bed... but that didn't mean that she was doing her tight legs any benefit by dragging them along on the floor. The staff of the orphanage wanted a means to take her places, and this wheel chair (actually donated by New Day!) seemed like a good temporary option. Xing was thrilled!

And then little Shan... unable to do anything except sit propped up. It was going to take a long time and a lot of work to help him develop core strength, but the therapists that we were working with were up to the challenge!

Want to hear what happened next? We'll tell you all about it next week.


  1. God bless you folks for the work that you do.

  2. New Day, The lives you touch and love on are forever changed. Thank you and bless you.