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Jakarta Post

Help needed to support disabled people

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 18 2011   /  10:00 am

An Australian citizen, Michele Buur, was happy to deliver two wheelchairs to Restiti and her sister Alit at their home in a remote village of Yeh Panas near Kintamani resort, some 80 kilometers north of Denpasar.

The wheelchairs were donated by Lion Club Brisbane and were transported from Australia to Bali by Virgin Air.

Jero Widiyani, the mother of the two disabled teenagers, shed tears when she received the gifts for her two daughters.

“I was speechless and very grateful to receive the wheelchairs for my daughters. The village was also happy to know that help had finally arrived,” said Widiyani, a single mother of four daughters.

Asana Vebeke Lengkong, a humanitarian activist, said that activists were trying to work together to help families with disabled members to receive necessary equipment and other much-needed assistance.

“Some friends pro...