The Change a Life Foundation has funded Braille equipment for many individuals, while others received voice-activated computers to assist them in completing tasks that they may not have been about to accomplish without the assistive technology. The Foundation funded a grant for a visual fire alarm and an alert system for a man who is deaf so that he was able to feel safe in his own home. A wheel-chair bound woman was given funding for a computer with assistive technology software, a wheel-chair accessible workstation, door opener, and home automation to aid her in every day tasks. Many other individuals were provided with wheelchairs that they could not afford; others were granted vehicle modifications or wheelchair lifts to assist them in becoming sufficiently mobile. Another recipient was provided a platform lift for her mobile home and safety equipment for her bathroom in order to assist her in completing necessary tasks. Several recipients were given the gift of speech when they received a speech generating device. In 2011, Change a Life Foundation granted $191,424 with 44 grants to people with disabilities, offering them support toward becoming self sufficient.
Pictured above: Bill, an accident survivor, received an electric wheelchair and lift through a grant from Change a Life Foundation.
Leonard, a stroke and heart attach survivor, pictured with the scooter that he received through grant funds.
Dear Change a Life Foundation,
|Ryan, a Partner's In Care client, with his mom on his first outing|