Veronica, 70, lives in a modest home in South Africa. One night, almost ten years ago, she came home from her job as a domestic worker, exhausted and ready for an evening of rest, only to find an agitated crowd waiting for her. They had come out of concern for Veronica's four great-granddaughters. The youngest … Continue reading A Caregiver’s Story
We often share stories about wheelchair recipients, but what about stories from wheelchair givers? We asked Eleanor T., a high school student from California, to share some thoughts on a recent vision trip that she took with her family to Peru. Eleanor first gave a wheelchair three years ago, when she was moved to donate … Continue reading In Her Own Words: A Donor Story
Our hearts have been heavy this week as Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas. “The impact of this hurricane has devastated (Houston),” said Jenni Granero, our Southwest Senior Development Officer. “As a native Houstonian, my heart aches in sadness for the millions who are affected by this mass destruction.” Familiar landmarks are gone. Homes are … Continue reading Standing with those affected by Hurricane Harvey
Eugenia is a 91-year-old grandmother in Costa Rica who lost her sight nine years ago. Although she can stand up for short periods of time, her loss of vision, coupled with her frail condition, pose too much of a risk for her to move about on her own. Her daughter, Isabel, would constantly hover nearby … Continue reading Freedom for a Family
Have you heard what's been happening at Free Wheelchair Mission? Highlights from July include: The 14th annual Miracle of Mobility gala raised nearly $1.5 million, lifting over 18,000 people off the ground. Two of our special guests, Gregory from Jamaica and Amilcar from El Salvador, were featured in the news when they visited supporters in … Continue reading July 2017 Recap
Greetings, and happy Friday! Wu is a 52-year-old man who lives in northwestern China. You might see him making his way through the dusty streets of his little town on a three-wheeled motorcycle, which was given to him by a friend to use as a mobility device. An accident cost Wu the ability to walk … Continue reading Moved by Kindness from Afar
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?