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Donation adds more equipment to OKP program

The loan equipment program at One Kids Place (OKP) Children’s Treatment Centre is getting a boost.  

A $25,000 donation by the NoahStrong charitable organization is supporting the purchase of some unique pieces for teens and youth with mobility and movement challenges.

“With this wonderful donation we will be able to support our clients with items that may otherwise be inaccessible for them,” says Brenda Loubert, Executive Director at OKP.  “We are excited to purchase specialized water access chairs for the beach or swimming pools, adapted life jackets, a snow sled as well as some free-wheels and a specialized portable hoist for families to use.”  

Loubert says equipment like these pieces allows children and youth the opportunity to fully participate in their daily lives, with minimal limitations.

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“Just before Noah’s passing, we were initiating services and equipment with One Kids Place to accommodate his needs once he returned home,”  says Jody Dugas of the NoahStrong Charitable Organization.  “This donation is very special to us since it will provide families with specialized equipment to give children and youth the opportunity to participate fully in their daily lives.” 

Through the OKP loan equipment program, families, caregivers and schools are able to borrow specialized equipment and therapy resources for periods of time when needed and once returned it is cleaned, refurbished and can be loaned out again. 

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