Honda Foundation Offers New Wheels to Those in Need
The wheelchairs will be on loan to clients and have been engineered to offer adaptable features in order to cater for each individual’s needs. We have to mention that we are talking about really special needs here. This is because, in an advanced stage, Huntington’s Disease will restrict a person’s ability to walk, talk and can cause a high level of discomfort when performing basic task, such as eating.
“Huntington’s Disease leads to progressively deteriorating muscle co-ordination and cognitive ability, resulting in significant impairment. Simple tasks become challenging and extremely frustrating,” said Dee Sidhu, CEO of Huntington’s WA.
“Huntington’s Disease, a neurodegenerative inherited disease, is debilitating for sufferers and extremely distressing for family members and carers. Improved equipment, such as the new wheelchair, enables an improved quality of life,”
The Honda Foundation aims to support local communities. It relies on funding from Honda dealers and Honda Australia who donate AU$15 ($5 and $10 respectively) for every Honda car sold.
Lindsay Smalley, Chairman of The Honda Foundation, said that not-for-profit initiatives like Huntington’s WA deserve assistance from The Honda Foundation. “The tireless support these organisations offer to sufferers and their families is to be congratulated,” Smalley said.