Greetings from Peru

Over the past week, I have been with a team in Peru, meeting with our local partner and distributing wheelchairs to people such as Pedro, a strong and determined 39-year-old who does his best to provide for his wife and two children. We met Pedro as he sold pastries on a crowded bus platform. Pedro … Continue reading Greetings from Peru

Faces behind the numbers

Oli otya? This means “Hello, how are you?” in Luganda, one of the major languages spoken in Uganda. We recently sent our director of marketing, Jennifer Walker, to Uganda to capture stories in preparation for this year’s Miracle of Mobility. Jennifer and a camera crew joined our local partner, Father’s Heart Mobility Ministries, as they … Continue reading Faces behind the numbers

Renewing Joy

In Latin America, many young people look forward to the opportunity to meet with friends and dance the night away on Fridays and Saturdays. Others live for Sundays, when they can go to church and serve. Julia used to enjoy all of these activities. Her daughter, Yamileth, describes her as a “very spirited person” who … Continue reading Renewing Joy

March 2017 Highlights

March was another exciting month at Free Wheelchair Mission. Highlights include: The arrival of 3,640 wheelchairs at their destination countries. The “Mission to 1 Million” continues–the total number of units shipped to date currently stands at 981,314. The third-grade class at St. Joachim School in Costa Mesa, California raised $5,034 by creating and executing their … Continue reading March 2017 Highlights

Patience and Gratitude

Miguel lives in Cuzco, Peru, with his mother and father. He has been living with a disability for most of his thirteen years, having developed cerebral palsy after complications during childbirth. Doctors had told his mother that he would eventually be able to walk, but this did not come to pass. His mother would carry … Continue reading Patience and Gratitude

One Family’s Love

Jingyun and her twin sister brought such joy to their parents when they came into this world together, 13 years ago. They were like angels to their mother and father. When the twins were about 6 months old, their mother noticed a difference between the two girls. A medical examination revealed that Jingyun had cerebral … Continue reading One Family’s Love

Hope for Tomorrow

The gift of mobility can help lift others up, not just physically, but emotionally as well. Take the story of Aishat, a 7-year-old girl in Nigeria. Aishat contracted polio at an early age. Overwhelmed, Aishat’s father abandoned the family, leaving her mother to care for their daughter on her own while fighting the stigma of … Continue reading Hope for Tomorrow