I’ll never forget meeting Richanderson, a brave and sweet seven-year-old boy.
It was during an expedition to deliver wheelchairs to indigenous people living with disabilities in some of Brazil’s most remote villages.
Meeting Richanderson at his indigenous village in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
Richanderson’s life has been full of challenges. Born prematurely, he was diagnosed with a condition that would prevent him from ever walking. His mother now spends almost all her time caring for him, along with her two-year-old daughter and elderly mother.
It was heartbreaking to hear about the challenges that she faces every day. She gets little outside assistance, and some even refuse to believe that she has a child with disabilities and needs help. It’s a constant struggle to provide for her family and care for Richanderson, who needed a wheelchair to get around.
But they couldn’t get one on their own, and no one else would help—until friends like you came along.
Thanks to your generosity, we were able to deliver a brand-new wheelchair that transformed Richanderson’s life.
The joy on his face was unforgettable as we lifted him up into a wheelchair for the very first time. His mother was equally grateful, as the wheelchair makes a world of difference in her daily caregiving responsibilities.
But our work is not done yet.
As we approach the end of this fiscal year, we still need your help to reach our fiscal year goal by sending 2,100 wheelchairs to those in need. Your support has been vital in making a difference in the lives of families like Richanderson’s, but we still have a long way to go.
Please consider making a gift of any amount today to help us finish strong.
Your support makes all the difference. Thank you for standing with us in our mission to continue transforming lives through the gift of mobility.
Chief Executive Officer
Free Wheelchair Mission