Medical Supplies Being Donated To The Navajo Nation

May 17, 2019, 5:45 PM | Updated: Dec 17, 2020, 12:55 pm

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — You never know what you’re going to find behind the doors at a storage unit.

Mohan Sudabattula and his friends find purpose.

“Whatever little difference we can make, we try,” said Sudabattula.

Mohan Sudabattula

Mohan Sudabattula

They’re all students at the University of Utah, but what they see when they open their storage unit in West Valley City reminds them of what they’re hoping to stay involved with after school.

Behind that door are piles of crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, and other medical equipment.

It’s all for Project Embrace, a non-profit Sudabattula started about a year and a half ago.

The idea behind Project Embrace is to bring donated and used medical equipment to those who need it.

He first thought of the project while volunteering at a hospital.

Packing the van

Packing the van

“I didn’t think this would turn into what it has been now, but here we are and I’m enjoying every minute of it,” said Sudabattula.

They packed a van full of supplies for their Friday morning trip to the Navajo Nation community of Montezuma Creek.

There is a medical clinic there where supplies like those they’re bringing are needed.

“They are actually trying to contemplate, well there are 12 families that we need to help, but only one wheelchair. And the fact that that’s even a question is something that does not sit well with any of us,” said Sudabattula.

That’s why, for as much work as this is, to them it’s not that tough.

“The moment we get to shake their hands and hand them off their medical devices, you forget you’re tired,” said Sudabattula.”Being able to see the patients light up when we give them, like, a shiny new set of aluminum crutches, it’s something that people show off and they get really excited about it because a lot of communities that we end up helping don’t have access to these things.”

Sudabattula said he always wanted to be a doctor.

This is another way of helping.

“It’s been a huge community effort and it’s great to finally see it all come together,” he said. “The tribes, the refugee population, the displaced, those that are arguably the most vulnerable in our community need all these things, too.”

If you would like to read more about Project Embrace, you can visit their website at www.projectembrace.org

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

(KSL TV)...
Shelby Lofton

Salt Lake City police using flyers to warn drivers about car thefts

Some car owners are waking up to find flyers on their windshields or car doors, warning them their vehicle could have been stolen.
14 hours ago
(Utah Foster Care)...
Karah Brackin

Study: Utah is best at putting foster kids in safe homes

A study published in March 2023 by the American Enterprise Institute looks nationally at foster care and placing children in safe, stable homes, among other factors. Utah is ranked number one on that list. 
14 hours ago
(Derek Petersen/KSL TV)...
Casey Scott

Casey Scott surprises drivers with free gas cards

Casey Scott was out and about on a beautiful Wednesday morning, asking drivers which holiday has the best candy and surprising a few of them with free gas cards.
14 hours ago
Police respond to Spanish Fork High School after receiving reports of an active shooter, which were...
Josh Ellis

Police: Hoax targets several Utah schools with fake shooting threats

First responders were sent to multiple Utah high schools Wednesday due to calls reporting an active shooter, but police have confirmed none of the threats were credible and no students were in danger.
14 hours ago
(Salt Lake City Police Department)...
Madison Swenson

Gas leak closes roads in Salt Lake City; authorities investigating

A gas leak has some roads closed in Salt Lake City Wednesday morning.
14 hours ago
A sign indicating the Seven Canyons Fountain's water has been turned off stands in front of the fou...
Carter Williams

Seven Canyons Fountain at Liberty Park to become a ‘dry’ art feature

The seven creeks that flow through the Salt Lake Valley are thriving as a result of a record-setting winter within the snowpack basin that fuels all seven of the creeks.
14 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Stack of old laptops with dark background...
PC Laptops

Old Laptop Upgrades You Need to Try Before Throwing it Away

Get the most out of your investment. Try these old laptop upgrades before throwing it out to keep it running fast and efficient.
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to Choose What MBA Program is Right for You: Take this Quiz Before You Apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Close up of an offset printing machine during production...
Les Olson IT

Top 7 Reasons to Add a Production Printer to Your Business

Learn about the different digital production printers and how they can help your company save time and money.
vintage photo of lighting showroom featuring chandeliers, lamps, wall lights and mirrors...
Lighting Design

History of Lighting Design | Over 25 Years of Providing Utah With the Latest Trends and Styles

Read about the history of Lighting Design, a family-owned and operated business that paved the way for the lighting industry in Utah.
Fiber Optical cables connected to an optic ports and Network cables connected to ethernet ports...
Brian Huston, CE and Anthony Perkins, BICSI

Why Every Business Needs a Structured Cabling System

A structured cabling system benefits businesses by giving you faster processing speeds and making your network more efficient and reliable.
notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
Medical Supplies Being Donated To The Navajo Nation