Sifiso, a 34-year-old man in rural Eswatini, never saw it coming.
In December of 2017, he said goodbye to his two little girls, ages 6 and 8, climbed into a vehicle with his brother, and started heading for the city.
The two siblings were debating whose favorite soccer team was better when the other car seemed to come out of nowhere.
The ensuing collision wrecked their vehicle, damaging Sifiso’s spinal cord and leaving him without mobility.
Unable to continue his previous job, Sifiso was devastated to think that he might no longer be able to provide for his daughters—he never finished school and had only been qualified for manual labor, which he could no longer perform.
Our distribution partner, The Luke Commission, fitted Sifiso with a new GEN_3 wheelchair, which folds for ease of storage and transport. “I can be more independent now,” he beamed, “and I can take this wheelchair on public transportation to go into the city for work, if I need to.”
The gift of a wheelchair has restored his hope of being able to provide for his family again someday. In the meantime, he and his daughters have moved in with his parents, and his cousin helps take care of him.
It’s the love of his family that keeps him going—and the kindness of friends like you that empowers him with mobility, independence, and hope.