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Requests From a Single Day — A REquipment Snapshot

By eanderson

March 18, 2024

This post is different.

Often, we post stories about individuals or families who have benefited from REquipment’s services. We also share data from our annual reports.

On March 13, 2024, we took a snapshot of the day’s requests.

Below is that random Wednesday in March at the REquipment Durable Medical Equipment and Assistive Technology Reuse Program.

The results say more than any set of website pictures or annual reports might convey.

  • A 68-year-old white woman with arthritis in Brookline requested a dressing stick and mobility aid to assist her recovery from surgery.
  • A 26-year-old Asian woman in Cambridge with muscular dystrophy and a spinal cord injury requested a complex power wheelchair for use at work.
  • A 28-year-old biracial woman in Holbrook with multiple disabilities requested a complex power wheelchair that insurance had denied her.
  • An 18-year-old man from Andover with autism and a seizure disorder requested a tilt-in-space manual wheelchair for use at school.
  • An 85-year-old white woman in Pittsfield with Parkinson’s requested an over-the-bed table.
  • A 20-year-old white nonbinary person in Amherst with Autism and POTS requested a manual wheelchair.
  • A 30-year-old Black transgender man requested a manual wheelchair for recovering from surgery.
  • A 39-year-old white woman with cancer in North Adams requested a rollator.
  • A 30-year-old Latina or Hispanic woman with muscular dystrophy in Worcester requested a power wheelchair that insurance denied her.
  • A 42-year-old Latina or Hispanic woman with arthritis and obesity requested a shower chair in Dorchester.
  • A 66-year-old white woman with nerve damage requested a power wheelchair in Cummington.
  • A 73-year-old Black man with cancer requested a scooter to reduce his risk of falls in Pittsfield.
  • An 85-year-old white woman with arthritis in Pittsfield requested a basic power wheelchair.
  • A 65-year-old white woman with Down Syndrome in Norwood requested a manual wheelchair.
  • A 72-year-old white woman with arthritis in Worcester requested a seat cushion.
  • A 78-year-old white woman with dementia in Salem requested a transport wheelchair.
  • An 80-year-old white woman in Millbury with dementia and arthritis requested a Hoyer lift to remain living at home.

Know someone who could use free, durable medical equipment and assistive technology? Search our inventory. Tell them about our program. We are statewide and serve everyone who needs us.

Three images of diverse individuals using mobility equipment.