Going out into the villages to meet families with additional needs is always a special time. Hospitality received is always amazing and despite sometimes difficult circumstances, there's always a sense of positiveness and joy. Sometimes, I'm able to take something to help but always, I return feeling the one who has received. I strongly encourage whoever you are to do something'll be surprised how special making these kinds of visits can be!

rebecca and ioanaRebeca is amazing and I previously wanted her to join us back to UK in March along with Dan Iancu, but Covid stopped this for now. Rebeca has such a caring disposition, full of joy and willing to help with anything. Rebeca can be an ideal person to help us attract young people as volunteers. Visiting Rebeca and her family was like visiting heaven. They live at the top of a hill, surrounded by natural beauty and animals everywhere along with a large family.

The picture shows Rebeca standing next to her older sister Ioanna who never stopped smiling. Ioanna became disabled after being given a wrong injection when she was six months. Rebeca describes her as her favourite sister who just LOVES it when friends arrive to visit. You will see the position Ioanna lies in her chair/bed and this is the same position she also sleeps at night. It's difficult to describe the modified chair but I'm wondering if someone reading this has any ideas or contacts, to help us improve the chair for sitting in during the day. At night, Ioanna is transferred into a bed but keeps the same position.

nicoThis is a special picture because, Callum who is a friend from UK donated this chair some time ago. It is a new chair and I've kept it waiting to find the ideal person for it. The lady is called Nico and also lives in a village close to Rebeca approx 35 km from Oradea. On her face book page there is a title "Super Neni" because she looks after her Niece during the day. Nico is amazing and you can see some of the crafts she makes. Imagine how difficult that must be with her hands as they are? Also look closely at her foot, you will see how she holds her mobile.

Nico is another example of what "ability unlocked" is all about. Like most others with additional needs, not wanting sympathy or to 'sit back' and do nothing, Nico is independent, capable and an inspiration to many.

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