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By Jolene Allen, Jul 30 2017 11:00PM

Last week we were training staff from United Disabled Persons of Laikipia County on cardboard equipment making and 3d vacuum moulding. These guys are brilliant wheelchair technicians and it's been very exciting to brainstorm ideas for putting personalised moulds into wheelchairs. Watch this space.. ! Thank you again to our Moneki for being our ever patient model. We are making him a moulded insert for his new wheelchair.

By Jolene Allen, Jul 20 2017 08:00AM

Lovely day out in the back of beyond.... (Nairutia), delivering Walkabout wheelchairs to clients. One mum actually carries her 12 year old son for one hour to get to the roadside to then get two buses to come for weekly therapy. Inspired is not the word. What kind of love is that. I ask myself.

By Jolene Allen, Jul 7 2017 08:00AM

So two of our children, teenagers actually, were too big to be fitted with chairs in Nanyuki. The only two who went back empty handed.

Guess what Nyeri Rotary Club delivered today while we were out!!

Nb. Any OTS watching, Chris in photo for showcasing purposes only

By Jolene Allen, Feb 13 2017 06:45PM

We wish to appreciate UDPL, United Disabled Persons of Laikipia. They have generously donated 11 Bumblebee Chairs to our clients last week, and we have just completed prescriptions for 43 indiviually adjustable wheelchairs, specifically designed for children with cerebral palsy. They are due for delivery in June. Thank you Walkabout Foundation and UDPL, on behalf of the many children who will be assisted, we are most grateful and look forward to June! We also appreciate your presence at the Ability Walk over the weekend.

By Jolene Allen, Jan 26 2017 08:00AM

Great day delivering to another satellite in Nanyuki, also networking with UDPL wheelchair centre, who are planning to provide 50 wheelchairs to our clients in June, we are delighted!

By Jolene Allen, Sep 3 2016 07:28PM

Well our technique for three dimensional formed seating has moved into our first wheelchair inset seat now! The technique we are using to make such items, is by positioning the client well, on a bag filled with polystyrene balls. We then, by vacuum, remove all the air, to get a fixed form of the client, that holds them in that ideal position. From that we then fabricate a moulded seat to that shape.

David finds it very tricky to keep his head upright and has trunk instability. Andrew our orthopaedic technician, together with his colleague, Moses (who was volunteering with us while on leve from Saudi Arabia) and out OT crew, managed to get the cast and form the mould for Davids wheelchair - and we are so happy with the results! We are now working on a specialised head rest to help keep his head in alignment.. so work in progress for David!

I have been informed that this is the first time 3d Moulding has been utilised in Kenya. Excited that this should be the first of many many more! Special thank you to Moses Gitonga for affording us his skills while home on holidays.. and not forgetting David who had permitted me to write his story on this blog!!

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