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Heidi Vladyka
2017

Heidi Vladyka

The David Chow Humanitarian 2017 Award

Heidi Vladyka

Heidi Vladyka, an occupational therapist at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Washington, is the Director of Distributions of Push International – a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide mobility and facilitate sustainable development in the disabled community by giving wheelchairs to poor people.  As Director of Distributions, Heidi stores and ships hundreds of pieces of mobility equipment (i.e. wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc.) to Mexico.

Besides having a full time job and assisting various teams within Push International, Heidi frequently travels to a children’s therapy center in Mazatlan, Mexico.  Using neurodevelopment therapy techniques and medical equipment, Heidi helps families of children with cerebral palsy, autism, down syndrome, and visual/auditory impairments.  She provides occupational therapy evaluations, assessments, and intervention to help these children develop their cognitive, vision, and motor skills.

To learn more, please visit: Push International