This past week, Free Wheelchair Mission gave away our one-millionth wheelchair. I am awed and humbled to bear witness to this momentous occasion, made possible by God's grace and your partnership with us. It seems like only yesterday that I was on a mission trip to India, bringing four wheelchairs that I constructed in my … Continue reading From Four to One Million
This week’s story comes to us from Vietnam, where Free Wheelchair Mission has given away over 151,000 wheelchairs, thanks to your support. In Quang Nam province, a man named Ngoc was 26 years old, working as a farmer to provide for his family when he stepped on a landmine left in a field after the … Continue reading Restoring Independence
As I write this, we are just a few thousand units shy of distributing our one-millionth wheelchair. One million… The thought of this leaves me awed and humbled. It’s not a sense of achievement that moves me, however. It’s the thought that every one of the million represents an individual whose life has been touched … Continue reading Stuck in the Rain
In the late 1990s, as I worked on the prototype for what would become our GEN_1 wheelchair, my wife, Laurie, encouraged me to bring some of these wheelchairs on a mission trip, so I took four to India and gave them away. This was the start of Free Wheelchair Mission. Our beginnings were fueled by … Continue reading Fueled by Love
This week’s story comes to us via Food For the Poor (FFP), our distribution partner in Guyana. FFP had received an application for a wheelchair from Bibi, a domestic worker who serves as her family’s sole breadwinner after her husband suffered a stroke and was left bedridden. She was applying for her youngest child, a … Continue reading Tears of Joy
I just returned from Peru a few days ago. It was a wonderful ending to a fantastic trip. I have so much more to tell you. While we do share many of our stories here on our blog, we post others on our social media sites. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram allow us … Continue reading Did you catch our April highlights?
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