Friday, June 15, 2018

From @FWMission ...Friday Story: "Ever Feel Like An Underdog?"

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.

Friday Story: "Ever Feel Like An Underdog?"

Meet Erge, a 27-year-old woman who lives with her parents in a small village in China. She was born with cerebral palsy.

Erge’s parents took care of her throughout her childhood. When she became of age, Erge got married and lived with her husband’s family. Her husband also lived with a disability, so Erge’s mother-in-law looked after them both. When her mother-in-law died, Erge and her husband were left on their own, with no one to provide the additional care they needed. They eventually divorced.

Erge moved back home, but she wasn’t welcomed by her siblings. They thought of her as a nuisance and pressured her to move to a rented room ...

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