This page offers short success stories and/or quotes from Oklahomans who have received free durable medical equipment from the Oklahoma Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program (OKDMERP). If you're interested in more information regarding the devices available, just click the "plus" sign in the boxed area below!
You can also reach us at 833.431.9706 (toll-free and v/tty) or 405.523.4810. Apply for equipment here.
Hip Replacement Surgery
”I was having hip replacement surgery but I run my own insurance agency so taking an extended period of time off work wasn’t possible. Through social media I knew about this program and hoped they could help me with a walker so I could go to my surgery prepared. They did. It’s great and I’m getting along pretty darn good!”
”This walker is going to keep me from falling down. It’s easier to use than my cane or crutches and I can even sit down. It gives me more confidence.”
”The reason I love my power wheelchair is because it helped me become independent again. I could not walk 10 ft. without it.
OKDMERP is a big blessing to me because without it I would be bed-ridden. They are a Godsend and my guardian angels. They've given me at least four medical devices."
Better Sleep with CPAP
”This bed will help me sleep better! I use a CPAP and now with this semi-electric bed, I can raise my head and get more rest.”
C Corpus is a child that cannot walk nor use his bath without a chair. His dad picked up a shower chair and they say, "We are so blessed to get this equipment and we love the OKDMERP program."
D Brown picked up a manual wheelchair for a friend of hers who is very frail and cannot walk without assistance. D says, "I have been getting equipment from OKDMERP going on 24 years – it has been helpful to me and others."
D says she crushed a vertebrae and her doctor says she won't walk again. "I'm so thankful to find out about the reuse program. It will allow me to be mobile and to continue to do basic things for my family like cooking. You guys are a lifesaver!"
”I'm getting ready to have knee replacement surgery and this walker will be a lifesaver. Medicare will only pay for one device so having a walker is keeping me active."
Monitoring Blood Pressure
”I have diabetes and high blood pressure. With this home-based blood pressure meter I can monitor my own pressure and avoid having to go to the doctor's office all the time to be checked."
Spinal Cord Injury/Comfort
”I have a spinal cord injury and my mother told me about the reuse program. With this cushion, I can sit so much more comfortably."
”I have breathing difficulties and no longer have insurance. Getting these CPAP hoses and masks from OKDMERP is saving my life. I'm now able to function at work since I can sleep better.”
”I have bad knees and this rollator will help me walk and feel confident. It will also allow me to sit down to rest during my walk."
”I have cerebral palsy and I've also fallen recently and broke my hip. I heard about the reuse program from my doctor and I'm very grateful for this walker. It will help keep me steady – thank you."