Posted by Ajay Chhibber on Dec 15, 2010

Rotary Surrey Newton Helps Double Amputee With A Wheelchair

A couple of months ago Rotary District 5050 Governor, Mr. Wayne Wiebe, asked if any of Rotary Clubs, within Washington State and the province of BC, can help a family needing a wheelchair. One of their family member, Alfred Hills aka Buster, was a double amputee and was undergoing chemotherapy. The patient was staying at Surrey Memorial Hospital and his discharge was limited by the fact that he did not have a wheelchair to access to his apartment.

Mr. Harjinder Thind, President of Rotary Club of Surrey Newton took lead and agreed on behalf of the club to take care of Buster’s (Alfred Hills) needs. A committee consisting of Mr. Harjinder Thind (President), Mr. Ajay Chhibber (Vice President) and Mr. Shiv Brar (Head, Local Community Project) was created to handle this project on priority basis.

Mr. Harjinder Thind and Mr. Ajay Chhibber visited Buster’s home in the Cloverdale area and assessed the situation. They had extensive discussions with Alfred’s wife and his daughter. Again, they went to the Surrey Memorial Hospital and met Buster along with his caregivers.

They obtained OT recommendation for the type of wheelchair specifically suiting his individual needs. All recommended suppliers were contacted and finally the order was placed through Shoppers Drug Mart Home Healthcare. On Thursday, December 16, 2010 members of Rotary Club of Surrey Newton, Mr. Harjinder Thind, Mr. Ajay Chibber, Mrs. Manjit Gill, Mr. Azad Sidhu and Mr. Tejinder Singh personally went to meet Alfred Hill (Buster) and presented him his new wheelchair. His wife, daughter and representative of Shoppers Drug Mart Home Healthcare was also present on this occassion. Buster was quite happy to receive wheelchair. On behalf of Rotary Club of Surrey Newton, members wished Buster and his family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.