From “Eleanore’s Project: Florence woman works with group providing wheelchairs to disabled children in Peru”:
“You have this mindset that when you go into an area that is impoverished, you expect to see a great deal of sadness,” she said.
“Instead, when you get there you find this quiet dignity of parents who deal with their children’s disabilities on a day-to-day basis in the most difficult of circumstances,” she said. “And you see and hear the smiles and giggles of these children whose lives are incredibly hard.”
“Poverty doesn’t necessarily equate to sadness,” she said. “They taught me that.”
A properly fitted wheelchair can totally change the quality of life for these children and their families.