The First Lady Fabiola Yanez led this Wednesday the delivery of 60 wheelchairs for girls, boys, youth, adults and adults with disabilities in a context of vulnerability, in the middle of the end of the year celebrations.
As reported, this delivery was part of the first of the 600 chairs that will be delivered during 2022.
Yáñez maintains a good link with the UK Walkabout organization, which provides wheelchairs and rehabilitation around the world, and also funds research to find a cure for paralysis.
For its part, the NGO CILSA has a National Orthopedic Items Delivery Program, which organized the management and logistics for them to reach the organization’s Sports Complex in the Varadero Sarsotti neighborhood where the donation was made.
“The wheelchair helps me get out, it gave me an incentive not to break down. That was what changed my life, being able to say: ‘I want to buy something for my grandson and I’m going to buy it myself,’ “he said. Maria Teresa, one of the beneficiaries of the initiative.
These were the first 60 seats out of 600 that will be delivered next year to promote equal opportunities in development in the country.
It is not the first time that the first lady leads this type of activities, at the beginning of December she organized a special closing of the year for a thousand girls and boys from the network of dining rooms throughout the country that she accompanies in a foundation of which she is honorary president, inviting you to enjoy an afternoon at the Tecnópolis theme park.
The foundation approached the proposal to the families attending the network of canteens that the institution has been accompanying with equipment in their kitchens and educational training.
During the event, Fabiola Yañez and the boys visited five recreational spaces in Tecnópolis: Tierra de dinos, Bichos, Mocap, the Aerolineas Argentinas plane and MEW. As officially reported, the girls and boys were accompanied and enjoyed clowns, jugglers and itinerant artists, had a picnic together and danced with the Sapo Pepe and Topa show.
They also received a backpack with items to celebrate Christmas with the family and school supplies for the beginning of classes in 2022. Before that, the First Lady – who has already passed the twentieth week of pregnancy without complications – had attended the park to finalize the preparations together with the Minister of Culture, Tristán Bauer and the director of Tecnópolis, María Rosenfeldt.