Greetings and happy Friday!
How can an individual fulfill a dream when they cannot even walk out of their home? How can a young boy imagine success when his mother has to carry him everywhere on her back? These are questions individuals across the developing world face each day. Our mission is to provide these individuals the gift of mobility in hopes for them to reach their full potential. This week’s story comes from our Distribution Partner, the Malawi Project:
Chimwemwe is an 11 year old boy living in the Mbera Village in Balaka District – Southern Malawi. Like any young boy his age, he has dreams. Dreams to have an education and of becoming a school teacher. But Chimwemwe has cerebral palsy and cannot walk since he is paralyzed from the waist down. Unlike some other children suffering from cerebral palsy, Chimwemwe can speak and his teacher thinks he is one of the most intelligent kids in his class. Chimwemwe’s mother carries him each day to school on her back, but suffering from her own medical concerns, sometimes she cannot take him. He is determined to do well in school and show up each day, so he crawls in the mud and dust on days his mother cannot take him.
Chimwemwe’s teacher thinks he will succeed in his quest for an education and career path if he is provided the resources. Thanks to his GEN_2 wheelchair from Free Wheelchair Mission, he can get to school clean, on time and with a willingness to do his best.
Thank you for providing Chimwemwe one of the resources he needs to succeed. Because of YOU, he can get to school each day which fulfills one of his dreams – THANK YOU!