Wheelchair changes life

2017-01-11 06:01
During the donation of the wheelchair are from the left, front: Dorothy-Anne Howitson and Molly Clarke; back: Gloria Mein­tjies.   Photo: Supplied

During the donation of the wheelchair are from the left, front: Dorothy-Anne Howitson and Molly Clarke; back: Gloria Mein­tjies. Photo: Supplied

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An anonymous Kimberley woman returned some dignity to a disabled woman, Molly Clarke (77) of Frederick Place, Beaconsfield, by donating a wheelchair to her for Christmas.

Clarke was left disabled after a hip replacement years ago.

That is part of the unexpected, but according to Dorothy-Anne Howitson from Kimberley Rotary, positive results following an article published in Express Northern Cape.

The article was about a wheelchair which was given by the Polystyrene Packaging Company after the collection of 270 kg of bread-tags.

The joy and thankfulness on Gogo Molly’s face and that of her daughter, Gloria Meintjies, on the day that the wheelchair was delivered, cannot be put into words, says Howitson.

She reveals that Pastor Andries Oor was specially called to pray and thank God for the special gift of a wheelchair.

“Gogo Molly only had a garden chair to sit on.

“The front leg of the garden chair had broken off and the chair was supported by an upside-down plastic bucket.

“This resulted in Gogo Molly not sitting squarely and with increasing pain,” Howitson continued to describe Clarke’s situation.

“Johanna Snyman went with me and we could position Gogo Molly correctly. We showed Clarke’s daughter, Gloria, the need to ensure Gogo Molly always sit properly in the wheelchair to avoid pain.

“We are so grateful to be able to change the life of this special Gogo.”

Molly Clarke kept telling the good Samaritans on the day how good God was to her to have given her a wheelchair.

“I can now go to the clinic without borrowing the other gogo’s wheelchair, which always made me feel bad,” she said with pride.

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