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Kids Cupboard helping families access medical equipment for kids

February 11, 2017 GMT

Debbie Post is using her status as semi-retired to help out kids in need.

The Kids Cupboard is a new limited liability company in the Panhandle. Its mission is to supply area children with medical equipment like walkers, wheelchairs or orthotics.

Post, a retired occupational therapist, spent her career working with children who needed the equipment.

“They outgrow it so fast,” Post said. “Sometimes, kids can outgrow a walker or wheelchair in a matter of months.”

That’s why Kids Cupboard plays a vital role in helping children get the equipment they need.

Post said used equipment often just sits around after a child is done with it, despite parents spending great deals of money. Kids Cupboard acts as a central place for donations. Donated equipment is stored at the ESU 13 office on Avenue I in Scottsbluff.

According to a press release, families may check out equipment by contacting Kids Cupboard to see if there is anything present to be borrowed. Borrowers may use the equipment for an undetermined length of time with the understanding that when their children no longer need it, it will be returned.

Families who donate or receive equipment must sign a waiver exempting themselves, Kids Cupboard, ESU 13 and Post from liability.

Anyone with used equipment that would be suitable for use or anyone who knows of families in need is encouraged to contact Post at 308-631-0195.