€70,000 donation for the education project "no risk, no fun?"
MEYRA gets involved with a donation to the "deutsche Stiftung Querschnittlähmung" (German Paraplegic Foundation).
Press release from “Hohen Warte”
On Monday 23 February, the deutsche Stiftung für Querschnittlähmung, DSQ (German Paraplegic Foundation) received a donation of 20 active wheelchairs worth €70,000 from various rehabilitation companies, including MEYRA Vlotho-Kalletal, for the prevention project "no risk, no fun?" Dr. Rainer Abel, senior lecturer and chief physician at Klinikum Bayreuth GmbH's paraplegia clinic, accepted the wheelchairs on behalf of the DSQ. "During the prevention days, pupils experience paraplegia up close. They practise using the wheelchairs, play wheelchair basketball and learn about the daily obstacles faced by wheelchair users." With this project, the DSQ aims to draw the attention of young people between the ages of 14 and 16 to dangers and risks in an effort to reduce the number of accidents that lead to paralysis. At the same time, the prevention project manages to break down prejudices against people in wheelchairs. In workshops with teachers and doctors, the pupils also learn about the human musculoskeletal system and how it interacts with the nervous system, brain and spinal cord. "On behalf of the DSQ, I would like to express my utmost gratitude for this generous donation," said Abel. For more information, please visit the DQS website.
For more information, please visit the DQS websitewww.dsq.de zu finden.