Today, Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) along with Wheelchair Charities, Inc. hosted an event to provide five custom fitted motorized wheelchairs, totaling in value of $100,000.
The partnership between the Assemblyman and the charity helped to provide state of the art equipment to five New Yorkers with disabilities. This includes West Brighton’s own, 18-year-old Evelize Jaimes. A motivated young lady who is a senior at Wagner high school.
Alongside Wheelchair Charities CEO, Henry Carter and Assemblyman Fall, guest presenters included Deputy Borough President Ed Burke, Imam Dr. Tahir Kukiqi, Albanian Islamic Cultural Center and Bishop Dr. Victor Brown. Mount Sinai United Christian Church.
Assemblyman Charles D. Fall: “What we are doing here today is to help improve the lives of our neighbors that are disabled. The opportunity to be fitted with a custom-made motorized wheelchair is a dream that Wheelchair Charity has made a reality for so many.I am so proud to have been able to bring this great service to Staten Island and look forward to doing more events in the future.”
Henry J. Carter, CEO of Wheelchair Charities Inc.: “God has been the head of this vision. I could not have done any of this without Him. Next year Wheelchair Charities will celebrate its 50th year. I thank God for putting me in this position for others. We are here not just for ourselves but for others. I thank God for longevity.”
Senator Diane Savino: "I commend Assemblyman Fall on securing a much-needed wheelchair for local Staten Islander, Evelize Jaimes. We look forward to seeing all that Ms. Jaimes accomplishes as she graduates from Wagner and pursues a major in Cinema Studies. Evelize is an inspiration to students across this borough and I have no doubt she will do great things in her future."