Convaid provides wheelchair to nine-year-old girl

Friday, March 15, 2013

TORRANCE, Calif. – To commemorate National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Convaid is giving a nine-year-old girl, named Samantha, a new custom wheelchair, according to a press release. Samantha’s previous wheelchair did not fit in her mother’s car, which made it difficult for her mother to take her to doctor’s appointments and on other errands. Samantha received a custom-fitted Convaid Cruiser in purple. Convaid collaborated with United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties to make the donation possible. March was declared National Developmental Awareness Month in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan. In December 2012, Convaid made wheelchair donations, in conjunction with Home Medical Equipment in Garden City N.Y., to children who lost equipment during Hurricane Sandy