High up in the Andes Mountains of Peru, in a small village at the end of a winding dirt road, lives a 33-year-old woman named Roció.

Roció contracted polio at the age of six. She walks with great difficulty, using a stick for support, and has never had a wheelchair before.

This tenacious young mother refuses to see her disability as an obstacle in her life. She works hard, doing her best to care for her husband and their three children while earning some income as a crafts teacher.

Still, having mobility would help make her day-to-day life much easier.

Roció prayed and waited patiently for a wheelchair. Then, when she finally received one through our local distribution partner, Camino de Vida Church, she broke down and wept.

Rocio in Peru received a new wheelchair.

“This is the first time I have seen someone donate wheelchairs in my area,” she said through tears. “There is a lot of need in my town. Thank you for having a generous heart. I thank God for bringing you here to do this act of love for others.”

With her new wheelchair, Roció is most excited about being better able to contribute to the well-being of her family.

When you give the gift of mobility, you help empower a life, like Roció’s.

You become part of an answered prayer.

You help bless a family that is just trying to make it through each day.

Would you consider giving someone the gift of mobility today?

Donate now to Free Wheelchair Mission