Kamille is one of the many children at the Alvin Buckwold Child Development Program (ABCDP) who is benefitting from two overhead ceiling track lifts that were donated to the program in July 2016 by MEDIchair, a company that provides customized products (e.g., wheelchairs, walkers, ramps) to clients with mobility challenges.

Kamille, 9, sits in the lift, with the help of Jodi Walkner, physical therapist.

Kamille, 9, sits in the lift, with the help of Jodi Walkner, physical therapist.

“We use the lifts to bring kids out of their wheelchairs to do stretches and therapy, then we move them back into their wheelchair or whatever piece of equipment we’re using,” says Jodi Walkner, physical therapist. “One of the nice things about the lift is that we can do floor activities. Before, we were really limited in what we could do for play and therapy.”

The lifts are also having a positive impact on client and staff safety.

“Safety for both clients and staff is the primary benefit that the equipment brings, and this is why we are so appreciative of MEDIchair’s donation” says Gordon Twigg, manager of ABCDP, adding that Robb Kullman Engineering also donated their time and expertise to ensure that the installation of the lift was done to code.

“Everybody loves it,” adds Morgan Coflin, clinical services coordinator at ABCDP. “Lots of people say, ‘How do we get this at home?’ It’s a good demo for what’s available, and families get a chance to try it before making the commitment to have something like this in their home.”

The Alvin Buckwold Child Development Program serves children between the ages of 0 and 18 who display or are at significant risk for developmental, cognitive and/or physical challenges.

Thank you MEDIchair!