The charities have purchased or acquired a number of pieces of special
equipment for children to use. Where possible, this equipment is passed on to
other children who could also benefit from its use, once the original
beneficiary has outgrown it mentally or physically.
Amy Mannheimer (below) borrowed the gait trainer on long term loan, that
was previously used by burns-survivor Dorah Mokoena. Amy was born with cerebral
palsy and needed the gait trainer to help her to learn to walk. She lives in
Johannesburg and now (August 2002) walks quite well and can even run a little.
Subsequently the gait trainer has been taken to Bronkhorstspruit to be
used by a variety of children at the Sizanani Catholic Mission. Sizanani (email@example.com contact: Elizabeth
Schilling) helps severely mentally-disabled children to optimise their quality
of life and also has an Aids Hospice. It supports the local community through
pottery and craft projects and runs a conference centre as well. Students from
Europe assist at Sizanani in lieu of military service. The gait trainer remains
the property of Children of Fire and remains available on loan to the most
needy children, whether burned or not.