Being from a country where handicap accessibility is law, it is hard to imagine that so many people spend their lives either crawling on the ground or having to depend on others to move or for the simplest of life's necessities. Through our partnership with Free Wheelchair Mission www.freewheelchairmission.org, we are able to provide mobility to thousands. FWM provides the wheelchairs and shipping to a major port. All the rest of the responsibility is Giving it Back to Kids. We work with local authorities and groups to provide transportation to distribution points, to assemble, store, and to distribute the chairs.
"To help children achieve their maximum potential through
medical care, education, nutrition, and love.
When helping someone who has spent a good portion of their lives crawling on the ground, get onto their wheelchair for the first time, it's an amazing experience. The gratitude that is expressed through a look, or perhaps the firm grasp of a hand, is more than can be put into words. When they see that for the first time in their lives, they do not have to look up to see someone, but rather look from an eye to eye level, the self respect begins to flood their being. It's unbelievable what happens to the man without legs, in his chair for the first time. You'll see his eyes begin to glow with hope; one more time perhaps he can begin to regain his dignity and self respect. Maybe now with this simple gift of mobility he will be able to earn a small living. To witness this is beyond words.
Since the making of our wheelchair video the actual wheelchair distribution has increased to over 72,000 wheelchairs distributed!