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Devices 4 the Disabled

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Reviewed Date

Feb 11, 2022


Devices for the Disabled (D4D) is a durable medical equipment recycling center where they refurbish and re-issue durable medical equipment to anyone who needs it.  They have gently used bath equipment, commodes, beds, lifts, standard wheelchairs, tilts, some power (standard, high-end, scooters).  They occasionally get lightweight rigid and folding frames and focus mostly on adult equipment. The Kids Equipment Network (TKEN) has pediatrics.

Accepts donations of used mobility equipment (vans) and durable medical equipment, such as crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, hospital beds, lifts, and oxygen equipment and puts in the hands of people who need it. 

Devices for the Disabled (D4D) was founded by Ed Kane, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. The mission of the organization is to make the path to mobility for people with disabilities as easy and affordable as possible.


Ed Kane Center: 2701 W. 36th Place, Chicago, IL 60632
Equipment distributed by APPOINTMENT ONLY on Wednesdays 10 AM – 3 PM.

Phone: (773) 870-1553  Email: info@Devices4TheDisabled.org

This content is for informational purposes only and may not be comprehensive. Information contained does not imply an endorsement from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and does not replace the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.  See here  for further details.
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