Champion the cause of mobility in developing countries.

Ambassadors in Action

What is a Free Wheelchair Mission Ambassador?

Someone with a passion for helping people with disabilities in the developing world.

Someone who will advocate for them, telling their stories and championing their cause.

Someone who takes action and transforms lives by raising funds to provide new wheelchairs all over the world.

Our ambassadors include everyone from grade-school students to business owners and medical professionals. Fueled by love, Free Wheelchair Mission ambassadors creatively help spread the word about the need for mobility in developing countries and invite others to join them and make a difference.

Will you join the team?

Ways to Get Involved

Ambassador Stories

Here’s Why They’re Passionate About This Cause

Free Wheelchair Mission couldn’t do what we do without friends like you. The passion and creativity of our supporters never cease to inspire us. On October 17, our ambassadors in Washington State held Seattle’s Miracle of Mobility, a streaming event that set out to raise funds for 1,000 wheelchairs. This annual fundraiser began almost 15 […]

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Contagious Compassion Part II

Several 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 […]

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“So Excited”

This story comes to you from a team at Right at Home, a Nebraska-based company that has been partnering with Free Wheelchair Mission since 2017. In late 2019, just months before travel restrictions imposed by the pandemic, a team from Right at Home embarked on a vision trip to distribute wheelchairs in Ecuador. They shared […]

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These Ambassadors are Changing Thousands of Lives

George Hage and his wife, Renée, were working with refugees in Boise, Idaho when George, an occupational therapist, developed a desire to serve people with disabilities in Africa. When George learned about Free Wheelchair Mission in 2004, he ordered a GEN_1 wheelchair to display at a local conference for occupational therapists. There, he showed the […]

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A Legacy of Giving

Sharon Lewis has been a faithful supporter of Free Wheelchair Mission since 2010. Over the past 12 years, Sharon has helped raise funds to provide thousands of new wheelchairs to individuals in need in developing countries. Sharon also helps to raise awareness of our mission through participation in events like Miracle of Mobility and the […]

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The Trip of a Lifetime

Isabella was visibly nervous. She hadn’t been out of her house in years. She was 98 years old. A great-grandmother. And she lives with dementia. Her own safety was one reason that her family kept her at home in Machachi, a town surrounded by volcanoes 20 miles south of Quito, Ecuador. Another reason is that […]

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Meet 1st Grade Philanthropist, Reagan

It’s always inspiring to see what children can do when they set their minds on achieving a goal. Meet Reagan, a first-grader who lives in Ketchum, Idaho. Last summer, she attended a Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Bigwood Church, where, as part of the curriculum, they showed the children a video about Free Wheelchair Mission […]

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Two-Way Transformation

A director of a missions organization once said that an oft-overlooked aspect of missions is the transformation of the missionary. Thus, when we talk about transforming lives through the gift of mobility, we are not just referring to those who receive our wheelchairs. We are also talking about the transformation of those who send the wheelchairs. I will never […]

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City on a Hill

Last fall, a team from Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church (MDPC) in Houston, Texas, embarked on a vision trip to Peru, where they connected with our local distribution partner, Camino de Vida Church (CDV). As they trekked up a steep hillside one morning, a member of CDV explained that the higher you go, the greater the […]

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Inspired to Leave a Legacy

Wendy Isbell first learned about Free Wheelchair Mission about 20 years ago, through a friend who was volunteering to procure donated items for a silent auction benefitting our work. “Since then,” Wendy told us, “by countless ‘coincidences’ and inspiring stories of people getting off the ground and into wheelchairs, it has become clear to me […]

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Join Team Mobility

When he was in his mid-40s, Ali L. took up running as a way to relieve stress. He started training, using an app on his phone, and before he knew it, he was running 5K as part of his exercise routine. Then, he was running 10K. He wanted to do more—and not just in terms […]

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