March 22, 2013
Greetings and happy
Our children are our most precious gifts. We care for them, we tend to their needs, and most of all we love them. And when they show how much they love us back, no matter how small the gesture, it is always a moment to be cherished. The thought of having one of those gestures turn into something painful is unpleasant at best, downright crushing at worst. And yet Nixon’s story, from Honduras, shows us the hope that can blossom out of that very situation.
About five years ago Nixon planned a river picnic with his family. A day that was supposed to be joyful quickly turned into a disaster. When he dove into the river Nixon collided with a rock leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. For Nixon, life seemed to fall apart that day. But another day came that restored his hope—the day when he received his wheelchair. He expresses the gratitude in his heart saying, “now I don’t have to be such a burden to my mom, who’s been taking care of me. Now I will be able to be moved about with ease; thank you, thank you so much. I didn’t think I mattered in this world, but now I know God is helping me so I must matter to Him.”
As parents we take care of our children because we love them. Nixon felt guilty because of the burden his mother had to bear in taking care of him. That burden has been made lighter thanks to the gift mobility—Nixon’s self-worth has been restored thanks to that gift. And that gift is possible only because of your partnership. Thank you.
PS—we are in the midst of our 2nd Annual Big Push. As we strive to give 10,000 people the gift of mobility between now and March 31, please consider partnering with us to reach our goal.