Millstreet company O’Flynn Medical have sent a lovely gift to Sr. Mary Lucey – who works tirelessly with people in need, in the impoverished town of Pemba, Zambia, a Rise and Recline comfort chair from O’Flynn Medical, recently.
Sr. Mary explains: “I received a wonderful Rise and Recline Chair from O’Flynn Medical and it’s just the best thing I ever had! My work involves lots of time out in the hot sun and standing in hot earth. It’s wonderful to come in and relax, even for ten minutes. I can feel refreshed and ready for another session.”
Sr. Mary has been the driving force behind the building of not one, but two villages in Pemba, Zambia. She has criss-crossed the globe sharing her vision for the villages to raise the needed funds, negotiated for the purchase of the land, governed the selection of the families, managed and encouraged the soon to be homeowners as they built their homes, and spent countless hours at government offices to navigate Zambian bureaucracy.
The result is that now 16 families in two villages have homes with sustainable roofs, walls, windows and floors. They have clean water to drink and each family has a large plot of land to grow vegetables and raise animals. More importantly, these families have the security and dignity that comes when a family has stable home.
Sr. Mary has witnessed the positive changes in these families. Some that were previously on the brink of disintegration, now have strong marriages, healthy children, and the ability to look into the future with hope and opportunity.
“Recently, I have suffered a lot of back pain, so the chair was my lifesaver!” adds Sr. Mary.
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