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April 2018 | Newsletter 83

CARDBOARD CUSHIONS HELP HEAL STUBBORN PRESSURE-SORES

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Newsletter #83 is, in ways, a sequel of #82 about Habilítate Mazatlán, a modest service program run by disabled recovering drug-users. Among services provided, they build – out of old cardboard – custom-made special seating for disabled children. Here we describe a related challenge the group has taken on: crafting custom-molded cardboard cushions to help heal chronic pressure sores. We share this story because it conveys a great unmet potential. If more people and programs would make use of this low-cost handicraft, myriad dire complications and premature deaths from pressure sores could be prevented....

Note: This newsletter is "responsive." It will be nicely readable on tablets and even phones

Newsletter from-the Sierra Madre #83