Restoring Joy in Ecuador

We received an encouraging report from Isabel Valdez de Escala of Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil (JBG), one of our distribution partners in Ecuador, where you have helped send 21,460 wheelchairs to date. One of them is a girl named Jennifer, the fourth of five children born in a suburb of Guayaquil, the largest, most … Continue reading Restoring Joy in Ecuador

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How one wheelchair would help over 7,000 people

A word of thanks from Uganda Francis Mugwanya, founder and director of Father’s Heart Mobility Ministry in Uganda, recently visited our office and shared this holiday message of gratitude to you: Francis knows firsthand the impact that the gift of a wheelchair can make. He has been unable to walk ever since contracting polio at … Continue reading How one wheelchair would help over 7,000 people

Bringing out the best (and bringing him to tears)

“I pride myself as one of the toughest of cookies,” said Tember, “but I broke down in private four times after being overwhelmed by emotions upon giving recipients improved mobility.” Greetings, The Rotary Club of Harare Central, our distribution partner in Zimbabwe, recently received a container of 440 wheelchairs, thanks to a generous donation by … Continue reading Bringing out the best (and bringing him to tears)

Any parent would have done the same

Trung is a 22-year-old university student in Vietnam. He was born with polio. For most of his life, Trung’s father, who works odd jobs at a local hotel while Trung’s mother works as the editor of a local newspaper, would carry Trung everywhere on his back, every day – even into Trung’s senior year of … Continue reading Any parent would have done the same

Journey to the Mosquito Coast

Greetings, and happy Friday! I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. As I reflect upon this past year, I find much to be thankful for. I’m grateful that over one million lives have been impacted by the gift of a wheelchair, thanks to your prayers and generosity. I’m thankful for our distribution partners, who … Continue reading Journey to the Mosquito Coast

Her Second Chance At Simple Pleasures

Edith loved to hear birds sing. She would listen to them every day as she planted and plowed on her field in Swaziland. Hearing the birds' melodic songs was the favorite part of her day – at least, until she’d gather with her beloved family after all their work was done. Now 85 years old, … Continue reading Her Second Chance At Simple Pleasures

October 2017 Recap

The Tour de Scottsdale A team of ambassadors in Arizona raised enough funds at the Tour de Scottsdale to give wheelchairs to 375 people – and, because of the X2 challenge, their gift was matched, doubling their impact to 750. GuideStar Platinum Seal 2017 Free Wheelchair Mission was awarded the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency … Continue reading October 2017 Recap