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.
In Latin America, many young people look forward to the opportunity to meet with friends and dance the night away on Fridays and Saturdays. Others live for Sundays, when they can go to church and serve.
Julia used to enjoy all of these activities.
Her daughter, Yamileth, describes her as a “very spirited person” who used to love dancing with friends and serving at her church, but at her advanced age – Julia is 100 years old, though you’d never tell by her quick wit and her vibrant personality–she had become too weak to walk on her own. Her days were spent lying in bed, reminiscing about things many of us take for granted, with Yamileth taking care of her.
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