Meet 1st Grade Philanthropist, Reagan

It’s always inspiring to see what children can do when they set their minds on achieving a goal. Meet Reagan, a first-grader who lives in Ketchum, Idaho. Last summer, she attended a Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Bigwood Church, where, as part of the curriculum, they showed the children a video about Free Wheelchair Mission … Continue reading Meet 1st Grade Philanthropist, Reagan


In Her Own Words: A Donor Story

We often share stories about wheelchair recipients, but what about stories from wheelchair givers? We asked Eleanor T., a high school student from California, to share some thoughts on a recent vision trip that she took with her family to Peru. Eleanor first gave a wheelchair three years ago, when she was moved to donate … Continue reading In Her Own Words: A Donor Story

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

Serving Without Borders

As you know, our mission depends on volunteers all over the world, from assisting with administrative work at our offices to wheelchair assembly and distribution in each of our recipient countries. We also have volunteers doing important work from coffee shops, offices, or perhaps even their living room sofas. Though you might not be able … Continue reading Serving Without Borders

Past Pride, Future Hope

At 19,330 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa. It would be a major feat for anyone to climb to the top, much less a child. But Nicolai Calabria did when he was 13 years old. And - he did it on crutches. Nicolai, or Nico, was born without his right leg. His … Continue reading Past Pride, Future Hope

A Proper Fit

Michel already had a wheelchair, but it did not fit him properly. An 18-year-old high school student, Michel has been disabled since the age of 12. He sustained an injury while playing soccer and bled profusely due to hemophilia. He spent over a month in the hospital and has not been able to walk ever … Continue reading A Proper Fit

An Answered Prayer

Preparing for the Future Can you imagine a day without computers? How would we do our jobs, communicate with each other, or conduct important transactions? Technology has become such an integral part of daily life, and technical skills will be in demand for years to come, especially in developing nations. In Cofradia, Honduras, José attends … Continue reading An Answered Prayer