Q: What are the eligibility requirements for Wheelchairs 4 Kids?
A: The child must be under the age of 21 and have a member of their medical team verify their medical condition and mobility needs. We understand that children grow and mobility needs change faster than Medicaid and other insurers allow for replacements. We also recognize that certain equipment, adaptive devices or modifications may not be covered and that co-pays may be higher than a family can afford. Every situation is unique and it is our goal to work together with the family to ensure that the best solution is reached. If covered by Medicaid or another insurer, we do request that proof of denial accompany the application.
Q: What kind of mobility devices and equipment do you offer?
A: We provide wheelchairs, gait trainers, therapy trikes, hoyer lifts, bathing solutions, vehicle modifications (contingent on the type of vehicle) and some home modifications providing the family owns the home.
Q. Who can nominate a child?
A. Just about anyone! Parents, relatives, teachers, therapists, social workers, medical personnel, etc. If you know of a child that may benefit from our services, please visit the refer a child page and send us the information. You must be able to provide accurate contact information for the parents or guardian.
Q. Does the family have to pay a fee for your services?
A. No. The families are never charged for our programs.
Q. How do you pay for your programs?
A. We rely on the kindness and generosity of people just like you who make donations to our organization. Other major sources of financial support comes from grants, fundraisers, businesses, schools, corporations and civic organizations. You can also join our Guardian of the Wheel Kids Club by setting up a recurring monthly donation! There are many other ways you can help that don’t include financial donations: tell your friends, like and share our posts on Social Media, or volunteer. Please visit our Get Involved page to learn how you can help!