Stanley, 13, was born with heart and spinal cord problems. Stanley’s mom fought hard to make sure that her son was not excluded from getting an education and building a future. She took him to one of CLASP’s service partner organizations, Comprehensive Community-Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT), a health care organization that works to prevent disability, provide affordable medical and rehabilitative services, and empower people with disabilities and their families.
Stanley had a consultation with one of CCBRT’s specialists and received a full assessment from the rehabilitation team who provided an appropriately-fitted wheelchair via CLASP. “I thank CCBRT for everything! It has brought a new chapter to us. The wheelchair means that he can finally go to school,” said Stanley’s mom. And Stanley has not wasted a moment of his new found independence, placing third place in his class in recent testing! His plans for the future? To become a doctor so that he can help other children with disabilities to live a full life.