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

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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

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

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 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