Angeline is a 12-year old girl who is unable to walk on her feet. She recently immigrated from Haiti with her family. She has had a lifelong history of walking on her knees. She has been diagnosed with bilateral lower extremity clubfeet and flexion contractors. The doctor says the only way to correct this condition would be to amputate the lower leg and fit her with prosthesis. Angline’s school requested a juvenile wheelchair, because she was propelling herself in a companion wheelchair for adults.  This caused intense shoulder pain and she frequently had to leave class for treatment. Ricky King Children’s Fund was happy to provide Angeline with the juvenile wheelchair she needed.  She is extremely happy to have a wheelchair that fits and doesn’t cause her pain.

Angeline sitting in her juvenile wheelchair.