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33-year-old disabled woman in Telescope receives wheelchair

33-year-old disabled woman in Telescope receives wheelchair

Candy Charles a 33-year-old woman from the village of Telescope, St. Andrews, who has suffered disabilities from birth has just had one of her dreams come true through her mother Ms Elma Charles.

Candy is unable to walk, see, speak or hear but has just received a gift in the form of a wheelchair made available through a medical company in the United States of America namely Scotts Medical Supplies, at a cost of about EC $12,000.00

Mother of the disabled woman, Ms Charles told the Informer that she is very grateful for the gift, which she will use to take her daughter around with her. 

Ms Charles said that it was always her dream to purchase a chair someday for Candy although she knew it was very costly.

However, when she came in contact with one Ms Bernice Graham from Grand Bras in St Andrew and told her of her plight, Ms Graham then contacted Mr Joshua Lewis of Seton Brown Street, Grenville a member of the Poultry Association and he promise to help.

Mr Lewis who was present during the handing over of the wheelchair said that he was very enthusiastic to help and therefore he contacted Scotts Medical Supplies in Florida and they decided to make the chair available. 

He also contacted the Ministry of Health and the chair was brought in with full concession. 

The chair was presented to the Charles family about two Sundays ago and Candy was given the opportunity to sit in it for the first time.

Mr Lewis also said that Scotts Medical Supplies will be opening a branch in Grenada in 2019 where medical supplies and pharmaceuticals would be sold at a reduced price.

Ms Charles was very happy for the gift, she gave the assurance that good care would be taken of it and it will be put to good use.