Wheelchair Arrivals

February 2021

Because of your generosity, seven containers of wheelchairs arrived in the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Ecuador, Eswatini, and Pakistan, with more wheelchairs on the way to Jamaica.

Featured Recipient Story

February 5, 2021

Diomede (59, Burundi) has hardly ever been outdoors for the better part of 10 years.

A terrible road accident left him with paralysis from the waist down. He couldn’t move without assistance, and at 154 pounds, he was too heavy for anyone to carry. “I was like a dead person. It was so hard to carry me when I wanted to go to the hospital.”

Read more of Diomede’s story on our blog.

New Partnership in Haiti

February 23, 2021

Our new distribution partners, Walkabout Foundation Haiti and Hope Health Action, received their first container of wheelchairs from Free Wheelchair Mission in early February. After importing and storing the boxed kits at their facilities, they received wheelchair training remotely by our Programs team.

Our Webinar Series Premiere

February 24, 2021

Why Successful Companies Give Back: The Benefits of Philanthropy was the first of our new Wheelhouse webinar series, featuring host, Paul Aubin of Convene (top, left), and special guests, Ed Tarle of Edwards Lifesciences (bottom, left) and Howard Booker of the In-N-Out Foundation (bottom, right).

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

To register for the March webinar, click here.