Friday, January 27, 2017

From @FWMission ...Friday Story: "He likes to go to school"

Founded in 2001, Free Wheelchair Mission is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing wheelchairs for the impoverished disabled in developing nations. Headquartered in Irvine, California, FWM works around the world in partnership with a vast network of humanitarian, faith-based and government organizations, sending wheelchairs to hundreds of thousands of disabled people, providing not only the gift of mobility, but of dignity, independence, and hope.

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Friday Story: "He likes to go to school"

Ma Hao is in fifth grade.

His school is over a half-mile away from his home, in a small town in rural China. Since Ma Hao cannot walk— a lack of oxygen during his birth caused his legs to grow weak– his mother had been carrying him everywhere: to the bathroom, to places down the street, and all the way to and from school. She had been Ma Hao’s only mobility aid for the first 13 years of his life.

Imagine the excitement Ma Hao and his family felt when they learned they’d receive a free wheelchair ...

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