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
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
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
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
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
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?
Today is the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, and as I reflect on what this season means, a story from Nicaragua comes to mind. “Seven years ago, I was in a bar, drinking with friends,” recalled a young man named Juan Carlos. “There was a very violent argument during which a man drew … Continue reading New Life, Second Chances, and Renewed Hope