Help Stand With Me reach our goal to distribute 400 standing frames in 2018 to children around the world that need help standing! (www.standwithme.org)
100% of your gift is put directly towards the cost of standing frames, $70= 1 standing frame!
Since 2014 Stand With Me has build and distributed more than 700 standing frames designed especially for low income low resource regions of the world to 9 countries on 3 different continents.
To develop, produce, and distribute affordable therapeutic home-care devices for children and adults around the world, while being a Christian ministry to our volunteers, patients and sponsors.
Ensuring every child who needs a pediatric standing frame has access to one in their home. We are currently focused on distribution the developing world because the organizations we are working with have well established patient bases in these areas.
Once we are able to succeed with the pediatric stander, we will rapidly move to develop other needed devices for international use. We look forward to expanding the locations of our production facilites to have at least one facility on every major continent.
EVERY CHILD MATTERS.
In the Fall of 2013 at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, we worked to identify a social need in the area of mobility or portability and implement a creative and effective solution. Scott’s experience with healthcare and rural medicine led us to identify a need for pediatric standing frames, which are devices helping children with severe disabilities stand in an upright position and perform weight bearing exercise.
Weight bearing exercise for a minimum of one hour per day is critical for normal development and has huge health benefits including development of muscles and bones, improved respiration and circulation, as well as better bowel function. Standers have enormous social benefits for the child as well. A stander allows a child to be up in the middle of the action of the home, interacting with the world in a normal vertical position instead of lying isolated on a mat in the corner of the room.
Checks can be made payable to Stand With Me and mailed to:
Stand With Me
Attn: Scott Mitchell
160-7 Cedar Breeze S.
Glenburn, ME 04401