Greetings and Happy Friday!
Mobility is our number one goal when giving the gift of a wheelchair to someone in need. We want that individual to be lifted off the ground and able to move around when and where they want. This week I want to tell you about Mark—he is from Zambia, and the gift of mobility changed his life.
Here is his story:
Mark dreamed of the day when he would be able to play and explore with his friends. For the past 14 years he has been completely dependent on his family and friends for everything—to meet even his basic needs.He spent his life crawling on the ground to get around or waiting for someone to carry him wherever he needed to go.
The day he was given his very own wheelchair, Mark was elated! “This wheelchair will allow me to go to school and play with my friends” he told our team. He also told us how he often admired his friends who would be sent to the market on errands as he had never been able to join or help out his family in this way—now he gets to run errands for his parents! He is excited to get back in school and be a part of the community around him. It is no longer stories told to him; now, he is able to be a part of the story and share his experiences with others. “It is a dream-come-true” Mark excitedly explained.