For those who lost medical equipment in tornado, an area nonprofit is helping

Technician Rigo Rodriguez inspects equipment donated to DME Exchange. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
Technician Rigo Rodriguez inspects equipment donated to DME Exchange. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)

As a doctor at Parkland, Stan Pomarantz regularly saw cases of patients remaining hospitalized because they could not afford durable medical equipment (things like crutches, wheelchairs and hospital beds, known in the industry as DME) needed to make it on their own. This unnecessarily sucked resources from our city’s public hospital and the taxpayers who fund its services. That’s why Pomarantz started the neighborhood-based nonprofit DME Exchange, which we highlighted in this month’s issue of Lake Highlands Advocate.

As many area organizations do their parts to assist victims of recent tornados that hit the Dallas area, DME is stepping up to the plate to help residents of Dallas county who lost items such as wheelchairs, cane’s, crutches or walkers in the catastrophe. If you know of someone who needs this specific type of help, contact the organization at 214.997.3639 or visit DMEexchange.org.

Read the story about DME Exchange and the people it has helped, and meet two passionate Lake Highlands residents who tell us why they hold this unique charity so dear, right here.

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