Computer for Alona
Alona, 28, is developmentally impaired as a result of Down’s Syndrome. She is quite high-functioning and can handle most daily activities independently, She does have trouble dealing with finances, cannot navigate public transportation or hold down a job. Alona volunteers once a week in a kindergarten but, otherwise, spends most of her time at home.
Alona is the youngest of 13 siblings. Her parents survive on their pension stipends and have little money left for “extras”.
Alona has an old laptop that barely works anymore. Though her parents are incredibly devoted to Alona, they certainly cannot afford the cost of a new computer for her. An updated computer would allow Alona access to the outside world – to gain knowledge, to reach out to friends who live far away and to occupy her free time. She also hopes to enroll in a computer skills course aimed at young women with special needs.
With a little bit of help, Alona’s quality of life could be vastly improved.