MOU Signing Ceremony between @SMSPPakistan and @amcrehab
Like many other challenges, one of the challenges faced by SMSPP was the arrangement of an electronic wheelchair for an MS patient. The patient had personally requested the society to arrange an electric wheelchair for him at the seminar and patient meetup held at Hotel Sunfort Liberty Market Lahore on Sunday 28 April 2019.
Ever since its incorporation and Society registration, SMSPP has worked towards one goal, which is to support MS patients. We have arranged manual wheelchairs and walking aids for patients in the past as well as cooling aids, including rechargeable fans, but had never arranged an automatic wheelchair for any patient.
At the MS patient meetup held at Hotel Sunfort Liberty Market, Lahore, one patient made the request for an electronic wheelchair. The patient from Lahore had been living with MS for over 5 years and had mobility issues. He had a day job at Interwood and could afford his medicines and treatment etc. but could not arrange an electronic wheelchair.
We got a quotation from ADAM MOTOR COMPANY LTD. regarding availability of electronic wheelchair and got an estimate of around Rs. 80,000 for the electric wheelchair. The Society took on the challenge with great pride and started a fundraising campaign at GoGetFunding to raise funds. We were able to successfully raise enough funds for 2 electronic wheelchairs from our donors!
MOU Signing and Wheelchair Awarding Ceremony
On Sunday, 29 December 2019, we signed an MOU with ADAM MOTORS COMPANY LTD and awarded the wheelchair to our requestor. The MOU signing ceremony was held at Society for Multiple Sclerosis Patients in Pakistan office.
It was a moment of jubilation seeing the happiness when the MS patient received and did a test drive of the electric wheelchair. The patient went back home with a big smile on his face. He and his wife thanked the Society and donors for arranging a wheelchair for him.
[…] in December 2019, we started our electronic wheelchair fundraiser campaign. The overwhelming response we received has given us great pleasure and hope […]