“We visited Edir Lamzarov during the monitoring of “Personal Energy Transportation” (PET) used by recipients in Chui region.
“Twelve years ago Edir Lamzarov suffered a massive ischemic left side stroke. Consequences of this stroke were right side hemiparesis (partial limit of limbs moving from the right side) and aphasia (speech disturbance). He walks with a cane, but gets tired very quickly. Edir had no possibility to buy the simple wheelchair and it would be quite difficult for him to operate with one hand. When Edir received the PET on June’ 2012 he learned to operate it with one hand very quickly. Now he can go outside and even ride to visit fellow villagers.
“Edir Lamzarov is 60 years old. He lives in the village Milanfan of Chui Region. He worked on a collective farm since he was 18 years. He has 3 children and 9 grandchildren. Edir lives with his wife and the youngest son. He is a member of the first group of disability and gets pension of 3700 soms (about 76 USD), his wife is pensioner also and gets pension of 2800 soms (about 57 USD). Monthly they spend 3000-4000 soms (61-82 USD) from pensions on purchasing medicine. Unable to find work, the youngest son went to work to Russia in spring 2013 .
“In the modern Kyrgyz society the social and living adaptation of the people with limited possibilities of health is one of the most actual and unsolved points. Ministry of Social Development gives high attention to the problem solving for people with limited possibilities of health.
“Edir Lamzarov and his family express gratitude to Project HOPE, donors, U.S. Department of State for providing assistance to people with limited possibilities.”