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

Working Together for Good

With an estimated 100 million people in need of mobility aids globally, the distribution of free wheelchairs is a monumental undertaking that requires like-minded partners around the world, working together towards a shared goal. The Red Cross is one such partner. They recently delivered 60 wheelchairs to people with disabilities in El Salvador in cooperation … Continue reading Working Together for Good

February Highlights

Can you believe that it’s already March? The first two months of the year have gone by so quickly, with many exciting developments along the way. Here are some highlights from February 2017: Three new members joined our team, including our Executive Director, Nuka Solomon. FWM earned the Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency for nonprofit … Continue reading February Highlights

Going Places

Maria’s mother had been praying for her to have a better, healthier life. She was born prematurely seven years ago and suffers from spina bifida. At three months of age, Maria was diagnosed with retinopathy of prematurity, an eye condition that could result in blindness. Then, a widespread infection further aggravated her health when she … Continue reading Going Places

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