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Correcting Chuc’s Clubfoot

Every Friday, I share stories of individuals who have received the transforming gift of mobility thanks to your generous support of Free Wheelchair Mission. Most of those people receive a wheelchair, allowing them to leave their homes, visit friends and family members, and re-connect with their neighbors. But what happens when we meet someone who … Continue reading Correcting Chuc’s Clubfoot

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Mobility Transforming Generations

Issac is 82 years old. His granddaughter, Gabby, is 29 years old. They live two blocks apart from each other in Mexico City, Mexico. Isaac worked as a cab driver for 50 years. Now, because of severe hip and back pain, he cannot walk. Gabby suffers from diabetes and kidney failure. Before our team arrived, … Continue reading Mobility Transforming Generations

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Giving Back What Was Taken

At Free Wheelchair Mission, we say that mobility is a gift because we see how it transforms lives by giving people a renewed sense of dignity, hope, and independence. In 2007, a stroke took away Zhang’s ability to walk, but it also took away much more – her savings, her son, and her ability to … Continue reading Giving Back What Was Taken

The Greatest Gift I Have Ever Received

Javier lives in Honduras and received a GEN_2 wheelchair in April of this year. Javier worked for a large cruise ship years ago, but he developed diabetes and had to stop working because of severe hypertension. He eventually had to have his right leg amputated. With no way to earn money and support his family, … Continue reading The Greatest Gift I Have Ever Received

Quilting for Mobility

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, a group of women from Christ the Ray of Hope Lutheran Church sew hundreds of quilts for people in need. Throughout the year, these women donate quilts to homeless shelters, the VA hospital, and to police officers and fire fighters who give the quilts to children and adults who need them. … Continue reading Quilting for Mobility

The Happiest Person You Could Meet

Kelly is one of the happiest people you could ever meet. Her vibrant spirit fills her family’s modest home with life and love. She is always full of joy – constantly cracking jokes and laughing. Kelly lives with her parents, two siblings, and grandmother in a Guatemalan neighborhood known as the “red zone” due to … Continue reading The Happiest Person You Could Meet

Dreaming of a Wheelchair

More than forty years ago, Ms. Luong had both of her legs amputated above the knee after she accidentally jumped on a landmine. Unable to walk for more than four decades, Ms. Luong has done her best to find ways to avoid crawling on the ground. Most recently, she has used two small plastic stepstools … Continue reading Dreaming of a Wheelchair