In 2017, a documentary titled Because No One Should Have to Crawl was produced by a talented team of filmmakers for the PBS television series, Visionaries. This powerful film documents and celebrates the distribution of our one-millionth wheelchair, capturing a special moment in a moving, memorable way. Special screenings were held at events around the … Continue reading Have you seen it yet?
For many children around the world, an eighth birthday is cause for celebration, anticipated with anxious excitement months in advance. In Jamaica, however, a little boy named Antwon wasn’t so elated to turn eight. He faced his birthday with melancholy, just like he did the year before. “As young as Antwon is, he has had … Continue reading New Life at Eight
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
Greetings, and happy Friday! Click here for a holiday message on video. Exclusive Screenings Audiences in Boston, Massachusetts; Madison, Connecticut; and Newport Beach, California got a sneak peek at the upcoming Visionaries / PBS documentary, Because No One Should Have to Crawl, chronicling the journey to delivering the one-millionth wheelchair. For future screening dates and … Continue reading Monthly Recap-November 2017
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
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
Today's story comes from Costa Rica, where a vision team was distributing wheelchairs last week. In one neighborhood impacted by Tropical Storm Nate, the team encountered a sweet family in need of a wheelchair. Team leader Georgia writes: Debra is 82 and is very much in love with her husband, Surbullia! He is retired from … Continue reading Vision Team Report from Costa Rica