HELPING CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY
The Wheels for Wheels Foundation was set up to ensure that the estimated 40,000 children in Sri Lanka with Cerebral Palsy have access to proper wheelchair facilities. For them it is more than just mobility, and is a window into the world.
This is an ambitious and daunting target but Wheels for Wheels strongly believes helping alleviate even some of the pain and suffering young cerebral palsy sufferers endure every day is worth all the effort
Wheels For Wheel each years coupled with Partners and Sponsors organizes Around the Pearl, which is a challenging 10 day cycling ride around Sri Lank spanning 1400km with the primary objective of creating awareness about CP and raising funds for the purchase of wheelchairs. To date funds for 2700 wheelchairs have been raised and 2450 wheelchairs donated across Sri Lanka.
Children affected by cerebral palsy usually have limited mobility or are completely bed ridden which often leads to various health complications including muscle contractures. Children who do not have wheelchairs find it difficult to live a fulfilling life as they cannot even leave their homes, so they struggle to make friends and find it difficult to fit into a community.
This project was initiated to enable the children with Cerebral Palsy to get out of their house bound situation and to encourage their maximal participation in the society. The special wheelchair donation camps for children with cerebral palsy will also provide an opportunity for parents to seek assistance if they have a child with cerebral palsy or if they suspect that their child may be affected by the disorder. Please read our reports below to get a comprehensive update on our projects.