Friday, May 19, 2017

From @FWMission ...Friday Story: "Going Places"

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: "Going Places"

Maria’s mother had been praying for her to have a better, healthier life.

She was born prematurely seven years ago and suffers from spina bifida. At three months of age, Maria was diagnosed with retinopathy of prematurity, an eye condition that could result in blindness. Then, a widespread infection further aggravated her health when she was nearly six months old. Despite the physical challenges, Maria has a sharp mind and good comprehension. She attends a special school in Peru where she receives professional help for her condition ...

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