Wheelchair Arrivals

April 2021

Thanks to your generosity, 2,564 wheelchairs arrived in Argentina, Jamaica, Pakistan, and Vietnam, with more en route to Brazil, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iraq, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Thailand, and Zimbabwe.

Featured Story—Peter in Uganda

April 2

Peter was born 81 years ago with paralysis of the legs. His parents worked hard to save up enough money to buy him a small tricycle to move around on, but it was accidentally destroyed when he scooted too close to a fire. Peter has been crawling on his hands and feet ever since, using wooden blocks in his hands.

But that isn’t the end of his story. Read more about Peter here.

Medical Supplies in Dominican Republic

April 7

Fundacion Hospital El Buen Samaritano, our distribution partner in the Dominican Republic, received its first shipment of medical supplies through our Mobility Beyond Wheelchairs program. These supplies include masks, gloves, needles, syringes, blankets, and surgical tools in addition to mobility aids including walkers and canes. 

To donate to our Medical and Mobility Emergency Fund, visit this page.

Update from Eswatini

April 19

The Luke Commission, our distribution partner in Eswatini, reported, “Today, we had a tour group of 10 local business leaders on campus, and we were able to show them Free Wheelchair Mission wheelchairs and share about [our] partnership. They were thrilled!”

The Luke Commission is also playing a key role in the country’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout and is one of the organizations that receives medical supplies and mobility aids through our Mobility Beyond Wheelchairs program.

To donate to our Medical and Mobility Emergency Fund, visit this page.

Celebrating our 20th Anniversary

April 20

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Free Wheelchair Mission, we held a webinar titled 20th Anniversary: Reflecting Back and Looking Ahead. Hosted by board member Bob Shank of The Master’s Program, the webinar featured Free Wheelchair Mission Founder and President Don Schoendorfer, CEO Nuka Solomon, and Board Chair Stuart Rattray.

In case you missed it, you can watch the webinar here.