Sunday, July 19, 2015

Request from FEMA for a Child with Cerebral Palsy - Wheelchair and Hospital Bed

Please contact me or Linda Landers.  JR

Good Morning,

I am hoping I can take you up on your offer of assistance for children impacted by the flooding.  We have a 15 year old girl with cerebral palsy who has lost her wheelchair and bed.  

We are trying to find replacement equipment for her but have not been able to find anything at this point.  She uses a manual chair  with supports and a head rest. 

 The mother has indicated they do not have insurance. We are working with her to ensure she knows about social security and other government programs. 

 Even with that, it will take time to get a replacement and I am concerned about the risk to her health if she has to wait that long.  

Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated. 

"The information I have so far is the child is 15 years old.  She has a manual chair with head support.  She is a quadriplegic and only able to move her hands a little.  The mother is looking for the model number.  

We can check with volunteer agencies to see if they can do the delivery.  

She is in Edinburg (near McAllen).  

No info on the bed yet but apparently a hospital bed."

Thank your help.


Linda Landers, MPA
FEMA Region 6
Serving Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas
800 N. Loop 288
Denton, TX 76205

If you require an accommodation due to a disability to access this information, contact Linda Landers at or at 940-230-6765

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