I am extremely happy to publish today the first pictures received from Samantha, our current OT volunteer in Kullu, of the wooden chairs designed for Aastha and Chanderkiran, two children who have been following rehabilitation therapy sessions in Manali since a few months.
Thanks to the close cooperation between our two OTs, Shruti and Samantha, and the designs left by our first volunteer, Evert, we have been able to provide these special chairs to Aastha's and Chandrakiran's parents last Thursday, during the therapy sessions in Manali.
Aastha in her new special wooden chair, which still needs a coat of paint or varnish
but she already looks happy and ready to take greater part in family life!
Pana Lal, the royal carpenter, and Shruti can be seen
making final adjustments
Quite a new experience for Chanderkiran!
but surely a great relief to his mother
and a whole new range of sensation, stimulation and interaction
possibilities for this young CP boy
Both chairs were made by a very special carpenter, Pana Lal (and his son Fateh), of Dhungri village - very special carpenters indeed as this family, since many generations, is a family of "royal carpenters" in charge of the renovation of Hadimba temple.
So, thousands thanks to this very special team in Kullu and Manali!
Dominique, 9 September 2012
(and by the way, exactly three years ago on 9 September 2009, we officially inaugurated the Handimachal Unit in Kullu - remember this Evert?)