Assistance for Copts with Disabilities

Easing the pain and suffering of the Poor Copts living with Disabilities and Illnesses

The experience we gained from conducting home visits and in-person case studies for many of the disadvantaged Copts living with disabilities/ illness is that sometimes simply providing them with a mobility device or making small home modifications can make a huge positive difference in their lives, and it can decrease the chances of falling and getting injured.

We have seen firsthand, many of the wives and husbands carry their spouses several times on a daily basis because they can’t afford to purchase a mobility device.

Thank God, with your support, we have purchased mobility for many of the Copts living with disabilities and illnesses. Equipment includes Manual Wheelchairs, Electric Wheelchairs, Crutches, Walkers, White Canes, Hearing Aid Devices, Sore Prevention Mattresses, Electric Medical Beds, Patient Medical Lifts, Motorcycles, Scooters and Communication Devices for the Deaf and Mute.

$100 enables us to purchase a manual wheelchair.
$1000 enables us to purchase an electric wheelchair for students.
$1500 enables us to purchase Patient Medical Lift or make home modifications.

Ease the Pain of a Coptic Person with Disability or Illness

Serving people with disabilities in poor Coptic communities, we work hand in hand with the Coptic Church to visit each home and conduct a full case study. Following that, we assign a church volunteer as a case manager for the family. Often, we choose a team to serve a family, For example, a Doctor, Pharmacist, Nurse, Psychologist, and housekeeping worker.

With the help of our volunteer medical professionals, we determine which medical equipment is suitable for each individual. For instance, individuals who don’t leave home, may be eligible to receive a manual wheelchair, while a student who goes to school or college during the weekdays may be eligible to receive an electric wheelchair.

At times, we may decide not to purchase a new medical device if the patient has a device that can be repaired or maintained properly. In this case, we ship the medical device to one of the maintenance shops – most of these shops are in Cairo Egypt – get the repairs done and ship it back to the patient.

In addition, we conduct a home inspection during our visit to evaluate if any modifications are needed to make the home safer, more disabled person-friendly. These evaluations alone may help save lives, promote safety, decrease the chances of falling and getting injured, which may complicate matters more and in some serious cases, lead to death.

Upon purchase of a medical device, our volunteers deliver the device to the home, install it, and train the patient and his/her family on how to operate it and maintain it properly.

Thank God, with your support, we have helped many disabled individuals who were suffering from bed sores due to the lack of medical equipment and services. Now, for many of them, their health conditions have improved because they received sore prevention mattresses, wheelchairs, medical lifts and most importantly, medical services.

How This Ministry Helps the Community

327

Families Have Received Monthly Food Supplies

134

People with Disabilities Have Received Medical Equipment and More

980

Children Have Received Bibles and School Supplies

117

Families Have Started Their Own Small Business

168

Families Have Received Assistance