Imagine being able to provide a child with physical limitations the ability to score a goal in soccer. Our pediatric wheelchair program is dedicated to doing just that. We aim to help children with physical disabilities participate in adaptive recreational sports that would not be possible without the use of specifically designed chairs not covered by insurance. Our program is also dedicated to helping relieve an uninsured family’s financial burden in obtaining a standard or specialized wheelchair.
Adaptive wheelchairs for sports (such as tricycles) and some medical upgrades to chairs (such as the ability to stand up or go fast) are generally not covered by insurance. Our program helps families that are in need of these features. We purchase the chairs directly from the manufacturer and help facilitate delivery to the families.
For some chairs, JDJ volunteers may be present at delivery. We aim to cover at least 1-2 adaptive wheelchairs and 1-3 wheelchair upgrades per year.