Are you stuck at home as you read this?

Many people are, as offices go virtual, schools close, and large gatherings are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

No going out. No meeting with others. No venturing outside our doors.

While this may be new territory for many of us, for 75 million people around the world, this is their reality. All day. Every day. For years, if not decades.

Without mobility, they remain confined to their cramped living conditions. Often, they remain in rooms with dirt floors and thatched roofs, or roofs of tin, that leak in the rain. When health issues arise, those without mobility may need to be carried to a health clinic or helped onto a crowded bus to get them to the nearest hospital.

As we settle into our temporary “new normal,” let us give thanks for what we do have, while remembering and praying for so many who are in even greater need for mobility.

A woman in Rwanda gets the life-transforming gift of a wheelchair.

And as we look at where we are, and how far we’ve come, we reflect on how much more we still need to do with your help.

Thank you for your ongoing support.


Don Schoendorfer
Founder and President
Free Wheelchair Mission