Local Help for A Better World Bolivia

Bob Richardson is an 83 year old retired gentleman in Red Deer. With the help of Jason Lunn he is providing some equipment  for the Ame Bolivia Project, which is supported in part by A Better World. Jason, owner of E&M Concrete, was previously
Bob’ s employer, in 2011Jason suffered a spinal cord injury resulting in quadriplegia; he well knows the journey of rehabilitation and the importance of simple equipment.Through his relationship with Jason, Bob began to make simple equipment that can be utilized to help people with disability maintain their independence. He has donated a variety of transfer boards to the Lacombe Hospital and the Home Care program. He has made and donated 35 boards for the facility at a cost of $25 each for materials and labour. In conjunction with a local Physical Therapist, Patti Vaillant, they are providing transfer boards and lifting blocks for residents in the developing rehabilitation facility at Ame Bolivia. Vaillant and her daughter are traveling to Bolivia in July to set up some rehabilitation programming for residents at the facility. She will be taking equipment thatBob has made and donated. Vaillant has reviewed the list of patients she will be seeing July, the equipment will provide a simple effective solution to some basic needs.

It’s great to have the ability to impact the life of someone. Thanks to both Bob and Jason for creating opportunities for others.