From Four to One Million

This past week, Free Wheelchair Mission gave away our one-millionth wheelchair. I am awed and humbled to bear witness to this momentous occasion, made possible by God's grace and your partnership with us. It seems like only yesterday that I was on a mission trip to India, bringing four wheelchairs that I constructed in my … Continue reading From Four to One Million

Restoring Independence

This week’s story comes to us from Vietnam, where Free Wheelchair Mission has given away over 151,000 wheelchairs, thanks to your support. In Quang Nam province, a man named Ngoc was 26 years old, working as a farmer to provide for his family when he stepped on a landmine left in a field after the … Continue reading Restoring Independence

Stuck in the Rain

As I write this, we are just a few thousand units shy of distributing our one-millionth wheelchair. One million… The thought of this leaves me awed and humbled. It’s not a sense of achievement that moves me, however. It’s the thought that every one of the million represents an individual whose life has been touched … Continue reading Stuck in the Rain

Fueled by Love

In the late 1990s, as I worked on the prototype for what would become our GEN_1 wheelchair, my wife, Laurie, encouraged me to bring some of these wheelchairs on a mission trip, so I took four to India and gave them away. This was the start of Free Wheelchair Mission. Our beginnings were fueled by … Continue reading Fueled by Love

A New Pair of Legs

Happy Friday! This has been an exciting week for our team as we prepare for our big annual fundraiser, Miracle of Mobility, on July 13th. Every year is exciting, but this year is even more exciting because we are celebrating the distribution of our millionth wheelchair. Amid all this flurry of activity, I received a … Continue reading A New Pair of Legs

Tears of Joy

This week’s story comes to us via Food For the Poor (FFP), our distribution partner in Guyana. FFP had received an application for a wheelchair from Bibi, a domestic worker who serves as her family’s sole breadwinner after her husband suffered a stroke and was left bedridden. She was applying for her youngest child, a … Continue reading Tears of Joy

A lot can happen in one weekend

On Saturday, May 6th, a team of ambassadors in Chicago held the Magic of Mobility, an exhilarating evening of live music, dancing, uplifting stories, delicious food, and a thrilling auction for mobility. Thanks to their hard work and the generosity of the people of Chicago, 1,700 people will receive the gift of a wheelchair. That … Continue reading A lot can happen in one weekend