Rippowam Labs Donates Wheelchair to Senegal Hospital

barawheelchairThe wheelchair seen at countless Rippowam Labs events is being sent to a hospital in Senegal.

We had tried to donate to a worthy charity locally, but we were told that it “wasn’t up to code” and, therefore, didn’t comply with their rules on giving mobility devices to  clients.

But our friend, Bara, knew that a hospital in his hometown could make great use of it.

He picked it up Saturday (it fit perfectly in his back seat) and will bring it to New Haven next week for shipment.

“In our country, we don’t have stuff like this lying around. This will work just fine for people who can’t walk,” he said.

We had so much fun with the wheelchair and its sad to see it go.  But hopefully it can be of use to someone.