Greetings , and Happy Friday!

Many of our recipients would love to help their families, but because of a lack of mobility, they are confined to their homes. This week, I wanted to share with you a story from China, and how a woman with determination and the gift of mobility was able to help her family.

As a young child, Wang suffered from polio, leaving her unable to walk. Her family struggled to make ends meet, but that didn’t keep her from dreaming of one day owning her own wheelchair.

Wang didn’t want to be a burden to her family any longer, so when she was 28 she contacted Henan’s Disabled Person’s Federation (HDPF) and asked them if there was anything she could do to learn a skill. They offered to send her to school to become a hairdresser and she graciously accepted the opportunity. During the six month training, HDPF gave Wang her very own GEN_2 wheelchair!


Now she is able to go to and from school and work with ease! She is excited for her future and the opportunities that are now provided to her because of her education and her wheelchair. She will be able to get a job, she can help her family…and no longer feels like a burden.

Thank you for helping recipients like Wang receive the gift of mobility, and for believing as we do that no one should have to crawl.


Don Schoendorfer

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