Sunday, February 15, 2015

Upsee this!

Have a look at the screenshot over on the right. At first it seems like it is taken from just another video clip showing people dancing in the streets. But take a closer look and you notice the mother in the scene recorded in MaceiĆ³, Brazil, has her child strapped to her.

The child, who has significant special physical needs, is standing upright. Not only that, but she is dancing to the beat with everyone else. Click here to see the video clip.

What you might not know is that this is thanks to the amazing ‪Upsee, a mobility device "that lets children with motor impairment stand and walk with the help of an adult".

Through our Equipment Lending Unit, the Malki Foundation is working closely with the Upsee's Israeli inventor Debby Elnatan to supply Upsee units to children in Israel living with disabilities, so they too will be able to stand upright with their parents - and even dance.

Debbie Fishman
Executive Director - Malki Foundation, Jerusalem

No comments:

Post a Comment