The Abilities Expo

March 4-6

Hundreds of people stopped by our booth at the Abilities Expo in Los Angeles, an amazing gathering of people, products, services, and innovative developments in the disability sphere.

Our Wheelchair Seen in Ukraine

March 9

One of our GEN_2 wheelchairs was spotted in this NBC News story about a family in Ukraine that was recovering in the hospital after being attacked by Russian forces. Over the years, Free Wheelchair Mission has distributed nearly 16,000 wheelchairs in Ukraine.

Watch the replay video here.

Visitors From Peru

March 21

Clever Sobrino (right), his wife, Lisa (center), and their son, who are part of Camino de Vida, our distribution partner in Peru, visited our office in Irvine, California. Pictured here with Director of Programs Vanessa Mendoza (left) and Associate Director of Medical Programs Nicole VanderZouwen (2nd from left).

2022 Women of Influence

March 24

Congratulations to our CEO, Nuka Solomon (5th from right), on being nominated for the Irvine Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Women of Influence forum!

Students Transform Lives

March 25

At the Aliso Viejo Christian School in Orange County, California, 400 students set out to raise enough funds to provide 25 new wheelchairs—but thanks to their passion and creativity, they surpassed their goal and raised enough to transform 114 lives with the gift of new wheelchairs!

Welcoming Our Africa Regional Coordinator

March 28

James Keitany (left), our Regional Program Coordinator for Africa, visited our office in Irvine, California and met with members of our team, including Founder and President Don Schoendorfer (right). James is based in Kenya.