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Contagious Compassion Part II

Two weeks ago, we shared the first part of a story by Karla DeSimone, who had given a wheelchair to a boy named Trung in 2007 and has kept in touch with him since. Trung, Karla, and Hieu, who works for our local distribution partner, recently embarked on a wheelchair distribution and were joined by … Continue reading Contagious Compassion Part II

Monthly Recap—May 2018

An Incredible Team in Idaho Don Schoendorfer embarked on a four-day visit to Boise with Free Wheelchair Mission ambassador George Hage (left) and the Idaho Believes team. The ambitious goal of this amazing team is to raise enough funds to give away as many wheelchairs as there are seats at Albertsons Stadium—that's 36,000 wheelchairs! On … Continue reading Monthly Recap—May 2018

Contagious Compassion in Action

For over 10 years, Karla DeSimone has been going on wheelchair distributions in Vietnam with our distribution partner, Giving It Back To Kids (GIBTK). Throughout this time, Karla has been able to keep in touch with friends she has made—and make new friends along the way. Karla writes: A decade ago, I attended my first … Continue reading Contagious Compassion in Action

The First Thing He Noticed From His Wheelchair

I’ll never forget that feeling in the pit of my stomach when I noticed a woman with a disability, crawling along a dusty road in Morocco, pulling herself forward with clawed fingertips as others made their way past her, kicking up dust with every hastened step. With her face that close to the ground, she … Continue reading The First Thing He Noticed From His Wheelchair

Painting Away The Days

Cinthia, a 14-year-old girl in Peru, loves to paint. She first picked up a paintbrush in elementary school, where her mother, Adelina, would carry her to and from each day. Adelina has taken care of her daughter full-time ever since Cinthia developed a disability during birth. Meanwhile, her husband, Jamie, toiled in construction to provide … Continue reading Painting Away The Days

Look At All You’ve Helped Accomplish In April

 Houston Girl Scouts Rally for Mobility On April 16th, more than 50 Girl Scouts from seven different troops came to Summer Creek Baptist Church in Houston to hear about the global need for wheelchairs and learn ways they can make a difference in the world. First Anniversary Giving the Gift of Mobility Thanks to Right … Continue reading Look At All You’ve Helped Accomplish In April

Empowering Lives Around The World From Indiana

Meet Ashley Caveda, a writer and digital marketer for a pro-bono legal clinic in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has been a Free Wheelchair Mission ambassador for over five years. Ashley recently visited the Free Wheelchair Mission offices in Irvine, California, and shared why she chose to get involved: “When my younger brother James and I were … Continue reading Empowering Lives Around The World From Indiana

Ever Feel Like An Underdog?

Meet Erge, a 27-year-old woman who lives with her parents in a small village in China. She was born with cerebral palsy. Erge’s parents took care of her throughout her childhood. When she became of age, Erge got married and lived with her husband’s family. Her husband also lived with a disability, so Erge’s mother-in-law … Continue reading Ever Feel Like An Underdog?

National Volunteer Appreciation Week––April 15-21, 2018

Free Wheelchair Mission wouldn’t be where it is today without all of our volunteers. From administrative work at the office to assembling wheelchairs on the field, from hosting fundraisers at their homes to hosting videos online, volunteers serve humbly behind the scenes, using their time, talents, and treasures to help give the gift of mobility … Continue reading National Volunteer Appreciation Week––April 15-21, 2018