“My grandson calls me the Zoom Queen,” said Gladys who is a recipient of a refurbished laptop computer from the INDATA Depot at Easterseals Crossroads. The Depot refurbishes donated computers for distribution to people with disabilities in Indiana.
Success of this program is dependent on the generosity of businesses in our community. CareSource – a healthcare insurance provider – recently donated over 100 laptops from the Indianapolis location. “At CareSource, we always want to find ways to improve the lives of others; coming together across communities is better for everyone,” said Steve Smitherman, CareSource President, Indiana Market.
Gladys heard about the program and applied for a laptop. As a breast cancer survivor, Gladys is careful with her health and in-person contact especially since COVID. She uses her laptop to schedule virtual doctor’s appointments, as well as meetings with friends, family, church members and craft groups.
“Having my laptop to communicate with people has opened my world. Without it, I think I would be a little lost and depressed. With my cancer, I have been through a lot of things. Being able to see my friends and family through my laptop has made a huge difference,” said Gladys.