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: "Painting Away The Days"
Cinthia, a 14-year-old girl in Peru, loves to paint.
She first picked up a paintbrush in elementary school, where her mother, Adelina, would carry her to and from each day.
Adelina has taken care of her daughter full-time ever since Cinthia developed a disability during birth. Meanwhile, her husband, Jamie, toiled in construction to provide for the family and pay for Cinthia’s medication.
With three other children to raise, it became increasingly challenging for Adelina to carry her daughter to school every day, so they stopped going once Cinthia completed elementary school ...
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