Monday, May 25, 2009

Wheelchair Chats

One of my daughters, the dentist, together with a handful of pediatric dentists, held a one-day free clinic at an Orthopedic Hospital. There were a lot of kids and teens confined at the hospital that needed free dental assessment and tooth extraction. I was surprised to find out that there are actually about 200 kids of varying ages that are living in the hospital compound. These kids are not actually patients but are handicapped kids taken in by the hospital and placed in the housing facilities. The kids come from all over the Philippines and they are there for the duration of their lower and upper school education. There are a handful of adults too who chose to stay after their high school education. Computer education is part of the high school curriculum and the upper school kids and the adult supervisors are allowed to go online for a few hours a week. I guess joining a handicapped chat room would be beneficial to these kids for they could all share their "wheelchair" experiences. The site is 100% free to join and registration is easy. There are different chat rooms available. I think it would be nice for these handicapped persons to meet other handicaps of different nationalities and ages.

1 comment:

Stuff could always be worse said...

I agree with that, you know they want to be "normal". Happy for the post.


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