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Quadriplegic teen receives funding

Fri, 22 May 2015 19:03
by Staff reporter

A teenage boy who suffered a spinal-cord injury that left him a quadriplegic received a special electrical bed to the value of N$23,000 from the Windhoek United Congregational Church through his trust.

Emile Abrahams with the help of his family recently established the Emile Abrahams Trust with the aim of offering support to Emile Abrahams.
The church of which the Abrahams is a congregation member has demonstrated their commitment to improving his living conditions and make bed transfers and mobility easier.

Abrahams also received other donations through including a wheelchair from SM Synergy Medical, as well as proceeds from a fundraising-day organized by the Jan Mohr Secondary School Principal, staff, and learners.

Abrahams expressed his appreciation: “I would like to thank each and every one for their support. I am truly humbled by the love and care that has been bestowed on me through various initiatives.”

The Trust thanked all individuals, entities, friends, and family for their continued support, invites, and welcomes any other contributions in kind or financial towards the extremely high living cost which is currently in excess of N$15,000 per month.

Abraham's accident occurred in a swimming pool whilst he was out on a church confirmation camp in February last year. Prior to the accident, the young Emile was actively involved at his school, enjoying computer studies and sports, amongst others.  

He remains optimistic at maintaining a quality life despite requirements of the necessary supporting equipment and devices to achieve this goal. The Trust would all who have and continues to pray for and support him and his family. Special thanks to the following initial sponsors for their support to date: