News and stories Stories Harjot, India When Harjot was three and a half years old his father died, and his mother abandoned him because of his disability. Harjot lives in Amritsar in India. He has cerebral palsy; he can speak and understand, but he cannot walk and has weak hands. When Harjot was three and half years old his father died, and his mother abandoned him because of his disability. Luckily, one of our local partners found Harjot, and provided him with food and shelter. They also made sure that he was developing and getting an education. Harjot now lives with other children with disabilities. Before receiving support from Motivation, Harjot was supported by carers. He used to crawl to get around, which was hurting his hands and legs. He is also unable to sit upright without support, so he couldn’t use his hands for other tasks. Harjot was given a wheelchair, but it was too big for him. He couldn’t push himself, and when someone else moved him around in it he felt unstable. Harjot before and after receiving his Motivation Moti-Go Wheelchair Then, Harjot met Motivation, and things started looking up. After receiving a Moti-Go wheelchair from Motivation, Harjot is very happy and is able to move around by himself. He now has good postural support, which means he can use his hands for other tasks. And, thanks to the removable tray on his new wheelchair, he is now able to eat by himself, and participate in school activities. Now he has high hopes for his future: Without this wheelchair I was unable to sit straight and always seeking help from someone. Now I can sit on my own, move on my own, live on my own. I want to study well and play well. Support Motivation Your donation could help disabled children like Harjot find freedom through mobility. Click here to donate today.