Greetings , and Happy Friday!

Many of our recipients live life on the ground, and only dream of the day that they might receive a wheelchair of their own. Gaetan’s story was very similar:

As a young child, Gaetan was diagnosed with epilepsy which caused him to fall down a lot. Over time, his injuries from falling prevented him from walking and his only mobility was limited to crawling on the ground. At 61 years old, he lived most of his life from the ground, covered in dirt. Despite a desire to work and help his family, Gaetan spent most days confined at home.

When our partner, World Vision Rwanda, gave him his very own GEN_2 wheelchair, Gaetan was overjoyed! Now he is able to move around his house, easily doing his daily chores and can even go out into the community to be with family and friends. Gaetan no longer has to live his life in the dust!


Thank you for helping people in need and for lifting Gaetan off the ground and into his very own wheelchair. If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out Spring Training at Free Wheelchair Mission—we would love for you to join the team and help us change more lives, just like Gaetan’s.


Don Schoendorfer

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