Waiting Patiently for a Breakthrough

One of the highlights of our recent gala, Miracle of Mobility, was meeting three wheelchair recipients who came from Vietnam, Jamaica, and El Salvador as our special guests. While they were invited primarily to speak at our annual event in California, they also traveled to meet with supporters and have a bit of fun, too. … Continue reading Waiting Patiently for a Breakthrough

A New Work in India

June was quite a month for Free Wheelchair Mission, with several exciting developments along the way. For one, we were thrilled to form a vital new partnership with India Christian Ministries (ICM). India has always been close to our hearts. It’s where we gave away our first four wheelchairs in 2001. Since then, Free Wheelchair … Continue reading A New Work in India

Moved by Kindness from Afar

Greetings, and happy Friday! Wu is a 52-year-old man who lives in northwestern China. You might see him making his way through the dusty streets of his little town on a three-wheeled motorcycle, which was given to him by a friend to use as a mobility device. An accident cost Wu the ability to walk … Continue reading Moved by Kindness from Afar

From Four to One Million

This past week, Free Wheelchair Mission gave away our one-millionth wheelchair. I am awed and humbled to bear witness to this momentous occasion, made possible by God's grace and your partnership with us. It seems like only yesterday that I was on a mission trip to India, bringing four wheelchairs that I constructed in my … Continue reading From Four to One Million

Restoring Independence

This week’s story comes to us from Vietnam, where Free Wheelchair Mission has given away over 151,000 wheelchairs, thanks to your support. In Quang Nam province, a man named Ngoc was 26 years old, working as a farmer to provide for his family when he stepped on a landmine left in a field after the … Continue reading Restoring Independence

Stuck in the Rain

As I write this, we are just a few thousand units shy of distributing our one-millionth wheelchair. One million… The thought of this leaves me awed and humbled. It’s not a sense of achievement that moves me, however. It’s the thought that every one of the million represents an individual whose life has been touched … Continue reading Stuck in the Rain

Fueled by Love

In the late 1990s, as I worked on the prototype for what would become our GEN_1 wheelchair, my wife, Laurie, encouraged me to bring some of these wheelchairs on a mission trip, so I took four to India and gave them away. This was the start of Free Wheelchair Mission. Our beginnings were fueled by … Continue reading Fueled by Love