“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.” ~Mother Teresa
I own two power chairs. One is portable and the other is heavy-duty. Due to limited space in my home, the heavy-duty chair has been stored at my parent’s house. I never use it and it just sits in their dining room taking up space. My parents didn’t mind it staying there, but it bothered me. So last week I decided it has been at my parent’s house long enough and it was time to sell it.
So, what did I do? I took some pictures of it and tried to sale it on Facebook. I thought it was a good idea, but apparently…no one else did. Not one call.
Plan B was to give it away. I wish I had done that from the start.
I connected with my local MS Society and they gave me some leads of people who were in need. After a few days, I was able to connect with a fellow MSer who needed a power chair.
I recruited my dad to handle the specifics and the actual transfer of the chair. He’s good with that kind of stuff.
The man resides roughly two hours from my parent’s home, but was happy to make the trip. He was so appreciative.
Who knew how rewarding helping someone would be.