Costa Rica News -13 days ago, four young Costa Ricans in wheelchairs began a journey of 285 kilometers to help drive a bill that aims to create a personal assistant for people with disabilities.
All will come to the Legislature on Thursday, along with other organizations of people with disabilities to seek approval of the bill.
The four in wheelchairs and their eight assistants started on April 23rd in Perez Zeledon and traveled 285 km to raise awareness about this plan.
The youth group says the effort has been worthwhile and as the goal of this bill is important.
The initiative has the backing of the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (Conapdis) and other entities.
The bill proposes to create personal assistants paid for by the state with contributions from several institutions that help people with disabilities.
The initiative was presented in March 2009 by the then deputies Lesbia Villalobos, Ana Helena Chacon and Ofelia Taitelbaum Yoselewich.