Greetings , and Happy Friday!

There are so many life-changing aspects that come with the gift of a wheelchair; being able to help with daily chores, going to school and getting to be a part of the community are just a few. One aspect often overlooked is the unique experience of the recipient receiving something brand new that belongs only to them. This week, I want to share Jazmin’s story and how she felt special not only to receive a wheelchair, but especially because it was brand new:

Jazmin was born nearly 11 years ago in Peru with a congenital abnormality that will keep her from ever being able to walk. Because of this, she has faced many struggles but has tried to live as normal a life as possible, despite her setbacks. Her mom helps her get ready in the morning and her two brothers, ages seven and thirteen, help her get to school.

A few years ago she was given an old, worn wheelchair, but she was never properly fitted for it. Grateful for the opportunity for mobility, her family accepted the kind gift, but she never felt truly comfortable, and the wheelchair became less and less functional as she grew out of it.

All that changed when Jazmin received her very own, brand new, GEN_2 wheelchair! Now that her wheelchair fits her properly, she can sit comfortably for long periods of time and her brothers can get her to and from school more easily. She feels so blessed by God to have been given this gift of a BRAND NEW wheelchair.


Because of your generosity, Jazmin was given a wonderful gift – not only of mobility, but a great sense of excitement to have something brand new of her very own. Thank you for helping recipients just like Jazmin by providing them with the gift of mobility every day.


Don Schoendorfer

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