There was much joy at the Daily Dispatch offices on Tuesday when Litha Soldati, 17, received her modified wheelchair sponsored by the Eastern Cape SPAR Daily Dispatch Summer Fun Run. The GO! reported (“Joy of wheelchairs ”, May 16, 2019) that Soldati was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth.
Her mother, Lindiwe, said they were extremely grateful as the new wheelchair would change her life.
“It will be easier for her to be mobile as the previous one was too small,” she said. EC SPAR sponsorships and events manager Alan Stapleton said they were grateful for the wheelchair friendly Daily Dispatch event.
Stapleton said they had donated 180 wheelchairs to those in need in 2019, with 1,000 having been donated so far.
Sweethearts Foundation representative Glynis Butler expressed gratitude on behalf of the foundation to the sponsors who made Soldati’s dream come true.
“We are very honoured and proud of fulfilling our promise to Litha, as she was supposed to
receive the wheelchair lastnyear,” Daily Dispatch sales manager Suren Packery, said.