Greetings , and Happy Friday!
The gift of a wheelchair provides an instant transformation for our recipients and often their families, friends and communities. Today, I want to share with you a story of a mother whose life was immediately changed because of her daughter’s gift of mobility:
Mrs. Nkomo arrived at the wheelchair provisioning site looking weary. Strapped to her back with a towel was her 13 year old daughter, Hope. Mrs. Nkomo he had walked approximately 9 miles from Old Pumula, Zimbabwe. Filling out the paperwork for her daughter’s wheelchair, she explained that Hope had suffered from meningitis when she was a toddler and has never regained her ability to walk or speak.
Mrs. Nkomo’s eyes filled with tears as Hope was placed in her very own GEN_2 wheelchair. She turned to our partner and said, “You do not realize the burden that you have lifted from me today. I have carried this child everywhere for 13 years. May God bless you for giving my family this wonderful gift.”
This simple gift of a wheelchair changed two lives—thank you for your help and for transforming lives through the gift of mobility.