Kids Mobility Network Surpasses $5 Million
Program has contributed both durable medical equipment and fitting and care from licensed professionals.
- By Joseph Duffy
- Dec 07, 2017
Kids Mobility Network said recently that its total contribution of community benefit to children with disabilities has gone over $5 million.
Since 2006, the non-profit, Denver-based Kids Mobility Network has given various types of durable medical equipment to children in need. The organization also provides licensed professionals who ensure the children are properly fitted.
“Kids Mobility Network continues to provide durable medical equipment to underserved families across Colorado and beyond,” said Christy Kopp, executive director of Kids Mobility Network. “We are very proud to have served nearly 1,200 families now, providing more than 1,450 pieces of necessary medical equipment to children with disabilities. While the $5 million-dollar mark is impressive, it’s really just the tip of the iceberg. These kids need our help and we’re pleased to provide it.”
The organization provides many types of DME equipment, including walkers, manual and power wheelchairs, gait trainers, standers, activity chairs and adaptive bikes, with the goal to help children to safely access their communities and better interact with their peers during their important development years.
“The purpose of durable medical equipment is so far beyond mobility,” said Kopp. “It’s about allowing these kids to be doers, not observers. This peer interaction provides enhanced development of interpersonal skills and self confidence – something that is critical to every child’s development.”
Although praising its $5 million milestone, Kopp said there is much more work to be done.
“Our greatest challenge to date has been attaining adequate financial resources to hire the necessary staff to meet the growing demand for our services,” she said. “We’re actively seeking corporate sponsors and donors and invite donors to help us build up Kids Mobility Network to serve the many children that require our services. We believe that no child should go without the appropriate equipment, but it’s getting harder to meet growing demand.”
Joseph Duffy is a freelance writer and marketing consultant, and a regular contributor to HME Business. He can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com.