Medical Equipment for Children with Special Needs
Pass It On
Last year my son, Ivan, was in dire need of a special stroller for kids with low muscle tone. He was using a mainstream stroller at the time, but it just wasn’t giving him the support he needed. The poor guy was slumped over whenever he was in it!
We tried going through our insurance, but because Ivan was small (less than 30 pounds), the insurance company felt he was fine with the stroller he had. Our PT then told us about Pass it On, a charitable organization in Mashpee, MA that provides gently-used medical equipment to families with special needs kids. We gave them a call, got on their
waiting list, and in less than a month Ivan was strolling about town in his new (at least for us) Convaid Cruiser. And all it cost us was the small delivery charge of $25!
If you’re looking for medical equipment, definitely give these guys a call. They’re always happy to help and if they don’t have the item you’re looking for they’ll put you on a waiting list. If you have an old wheelchair or gait trainer that your child no longer uses, consider donating it to Pass it On so another family can use it. And they always accept money donations to keep the operation going, too!
Pass it On does not have a website of their own, but I have put together all their information on my site: www.wonderbaby.org
They’re a little-known treasure and definitely worth the phone call if you’re in need of some help!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Amber lives with her husband and son in Watertown, MA. Originally hailing from Hawaii, Amber and her family moved to Watertown to be closer to the Perkins School for the Blind where her son attends preschool. She has a Master’s degree in English from Tufts University and spends most of her “free time” writing about being a parent of a disabled child on WonderBaby.org or about the family’s musical adventures around Boston on BostonChildrensMusic.com. But really most of her time is spent caring for and playing with her little boy. firstname.lastname@example.org.