In 2017, a documentary titled Because No One Should Have to Crawl was produced by a talented team of filmmakers for the PBS television series, Visionaries. This powerful film documents and celebrates the distribution of our one-millionth wheelchair, capturing a special moment in a moving, memorable way. Special screenings were held at events around the … Continue reading Have you seen it yet?
We received an encouraging report from Isabel Valdez de Escala of Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil (JBG), one of our distribution partners in Ecuador, where you have helped send 21,460 wheelchairs to date. One of them is a girl named Jennifer, the fourth of five children born in a suburb of Guayaquil, the largest, most … Continue reading Restoring Joy in Ecuador
For many children around the world, an eighth birthday is cause for celebration, anticipated with anxious excitement months in advance. In Jamaica, however, a little boy named Antwon wasn’t so elated to turn eight. He faced his birthday with melancholy, just like he did the year before. “As young as Antwon is, he has had … Continue reading New Life at Eight
A word of thanks from Uganda Francis Mugwanya, founder and director of Father’s Heart Mobility Ministry in Uganda, recently visited our office and shared this holiday message of gratitude to you: Francis knows firsthand the impact that the gift of a wheelchair can make. He has been unable to walk ever since contracting polio at … Continue reading How one wheelchair would help over 7,000 people
“I pride myself as one of the toughest of cookies,” said Tember, “but I broke down in private four times after being overwhelmed by emotions upon giving recipients improved mobility.” Greetings, The Rotary Club of Harare Central, our distribution partner in Zimbabwe, recently received a container of 440 wheelchairs, thanks to a generous donation by … Continue reading Bringing out the best (and bringing him to tears)
Greetings, and happy Friday! Click here for a holiday message on video. Exclusive Screenings Audiences in Boston, Massachusetts; Madison, Connecticut; and Newport Beach, California got a sneak peek at the upcoming Visionaries / PBS documentary, Because No One Should Have to Crawl, chronicling the journey to delivering the one-millionth wheelchair. For future screening dates and … Continue reading Monthly Recap-November 2017
Trung is a 22-year-old university student in Vietnam. He was born with polio. For most of his life, Trung’s father, who works odd jobs at a local hotel while Trung’s mother works as the editor of a local newspaper, would carry Trung everywhere on his back, every day – even into Trung’s senior year of … Continue reading Any parent would have done the same