Diana Russell on Henderson, Nev., suffers from a form of rheumatoid arthritis that painfully “eats” her organs from the inside out. This disease has put her in a wheelchair, and left her completely dependent on her children and grandchildren to leave her home. Because of the size and type of her wheelchair, Diana’s family cannot haul the wheelchair. So if there is a family function, the family rides in the car, and Diana is left to wait for the bus.
“It is so lonely,” Diana Russel told AID.org when she interviewed for the grant for assistance. “I am such a burden on my family, I dread asking for help, but if they don’t come for me, I can’t leave the house on my own.”
Diana reached out to Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities – Foundation through the website www.AID.org. She asked for a mobile wheelchair called the EZ Lite Cruiser, which is a compactable wheelchair that can fold into her family’s cars and give her more personal independence and mobility.
When AID.org called to deliver the news she was a recipient of the grant she exclaimed, “I don’t know who you people are, but you sure are a blessing to me!”
Levi Leyba, AID.org Director of Foundation Giving says, “It was heart breaking to hear Diana talk about being stuck inside her home. Giving her the news was more than just receiving a new mobility chair, it was the gift of independence.”
Diana and her family praised Advocates with Disabilities Foundation for the remarkably short amount of time from her first email to receiving the EZ Lite Cruiser, and want to share their story so others will know about the work being done at AID.org.
AID.org wants to help others. Those with disabilities can make their requests online at www.aid.org.
About Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities – Foundation (“AID.org”)
As Civil Rights Champions, AID.org was formed in January 2016 in order to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities through charitable gifts, opportunities and the removal of discriminatory barriers. By spearheading a rapid and widespread wave of compliance through educational and affirmative enforcement actions, AID.org not only rapidly brings not-compliant public accommodation into ADA compliance but also acts as a self-funding catalyst for the charitable AID Foundation.
The AID Foundation is a growing resource for any individual with a disability looking to receive help with various issues relating to their disability or compelling needs such as: wheelchair access, medical equipment, and much more. Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities – Foundation aims to help improve the lives of 3 to 4 individuals with disabilities per day. – PRNewswire.