Red Wagon Fund
In 2011, we learned from the Care Coordination department at the Shriner Hospital for Children – Houston of a special need they had for their littler patients. Transporting patients to and from surgery and treatments was especially difficult for some cases. Standard wheel chairs were often too big and completely inappropriate for patients in body casts from hip surgery.
As it worked out, a standard child’s red wagon was perfect. Their only requirement was that they be plastic and not painted metal which could potentially flake. HMLMF was happy to help and we have been supplying them with Pathfinder” Radio Flyers ever since.
As an added bonus, the children are free to take their wagons home with them afterwards so that someday they can pull them around just like others!