[VIDEO] Don’s Interview on ABC News

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

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New Life, Second Chances, and Renewed Hope

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

[VIDEO] See the New Wheelchair Test Track

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.

Free to Enjoy the Sunshine Because of You

In a rural village just outside of Mianchi, China, 70-year-old Ruan Ying lives in government housing with her husband of 40 years and his ailing mother. Ruan Ying and her family’s home is one without electricity or heat. During the winter, the temperature can get as low as 27° Fahrenheit. “It is very cold, but … Continue reading Free to Enjoy the Sunshine Because of You

Monthly Recap-February 2018

      Wheelchair Arrivals Because of your generosity, 6,076 wheelchairs arrived by ocean container in Mexico, Guatemala, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Ukraine, India, and China. Visiting our Distribution Partners During a trip to meet with our distribution partners in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Executive Director Nuka Solomon received the Rotary Club Flag from … Continue reading Monthly Recap-February 2018

The Story Behind that Smile

Our executive director, Nuka Solomon, recently returned from Haiti, where she connected with our local distribution partners. This trip was especially meaningful, as Nuka has roots in Haiti. There, she met a 14-year-old boy named Grégoire. The youngest of four boys, Grégoire is gentle and sweet, although his mother made it a point to say … Continue reading The Story Behind that Smile

Confident and Free After 30 Years, Thanks to You

The Quang Nam Province is one of the most forested provinces of Vietnam, with more than half of its area covered in lush woodland. Here, 52-year old Van lives with his younger sister in the village of Thanh Van, where he owns a small grocery store. Thirty years ago, while working in the forest, Van … Continue reading Confident and Free After 30 Years, Thanks to You