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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
An Incredible Team in Idaho Don Schoendorfer embarked on a four-day visit to Boise with Free Wheelchair Mission ambassador George Hage (left) and the Idaho Believes team. The ambitious goal of this amazing team is to raise enough funds to give away as many wheelchairs as there are seats at Albertsons Stadium—that's 36,000 wheelchairs! On … Continue reading Monthly Recap—May 2018
For over 10 years, Karla DeSimone has been going on wheelchair distributions in Vietnam with our distribution partner, Giving It Back To Kids (GIBTK). Throughout this time, Karla has been able to keep in touch with friends she has made—and make new friends along the way. Karla writes: A decade ago, I attended my first … Continue reading Contagious Compassion in Action
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
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?
Wheelchair Arrivals Because of your generosity, 3,510 wheelchairs arrived by ocean container in the Dominican Republic, Burundi, Swaziland, and Vietnam. Distribution Partners Gathering Delegates from Metanoia Missions International, The Luke Commission, Food for the Poor, Food for the Hungry, Giving It Back to Kids, and Operacion Bendicion Mexico gathered at our Irvine offices to share … Continue reading Monthly Recap – March 2018
On Monday, April 2, 2018, Free Wheelchair Mission Founder and President Don Schoendorfer was interviewed on ABC 7 News Los Angeles. The segment is posted in its entirety on our Facebook page — while you’re there, please “like” and share the video with your friends. One of the best ways you can help give the … Continue reading [VIDEO] Don’s Interview on ABC News
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
Have a behind-the-scenes look at our new wheelchair test track, developed in partnership with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and RPM & Associates of Rapid City, South Dakota.