Probably one of the coolest parts of my job in working with communications here at FWM is that I get to see all the stories coming in from the field and pass them on to you. We just got this awesome update from some friends of ours at THE Ohio State University regarding some wheelchairs they took down to Honduras. Go Buckeyes and thank you!

March 5, 2012

Howard Greene

The Ohio State University

College of Engineering

Dear Howard,

I am writing to thank you for obtaining the donated wheelchair from for Abi, a child with Cerebral Palsy who is part of the Montana de Luz family in Honduras.  Montana de Luz is a home for children affected by HIV/AIDS and serves children who come from desperately poor backgrounds.  We depend 100% on donations to support the children as we receive no government funds or resources.

When Abi’s wheel chair finally broke beyond repair, Abi had to rely on her walker to be mobile.  While she is able to move short distances with her walker, she tires quickly and often resorts to crawling to get from one place to another.  When she saw the wheelchair arrive the relief on her face was incredible (pictured above)! She is now be able to move and go where she wants, when she wants!I think the other kids were almost as joyful pushing her everywhere in her new chair!

On behalf of Abi thank you for this generous donation!


Erika Shell Castro

Executive Director