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My involvement with Free Wheelchair Mission (a Christian charity that provides the disabled in developing countries with wheelchairs) has made me realize that though I live in the United States, and the people they help are most likely poor, we have a lot in common. 52 more words

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Shame On Me

I wasn’t planning on doing a post today as, no to offense WordPress, I thought the prompt stank. I also had a rough morning with every muscle in my body extremely tight. 270 more words

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At Free Wheelchair Mission, we always say the gift of one wheelchair can improve many lives. This is partly because families work as a unit.  In developing countries, if one family member can’t work due to a disability, another family member usually has to stay home to care for them.  305 more words

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I am humbled every day from the stories we receive from the field. This week’s story is about a young man named John Chimbuvu from Maamba, Zambia. 256 more words

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Friday Story: The Smell of the Sun

Occasionally we receive a story from the field directly from the recipient and I found the story of Yang Bao very compelling. So many of our wheelchair recipients live life from a backroom feeling depressed and even useless. 356 more words

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Friday Story: Something New for Jazmin

Greetings , and Happy Friday!

There are so many life-changing aspects that come with the gift of a wheelchair; being able to help with daily chores, going to school and getting to be a part of the community are just a few. 272 more words

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Seventeen Years Ago, Plus or Minus a Day

February 17, 1998. A Tuesday night. Or did it happen just after midnight, making it February 18? I don’t know. The medical records document every IV started, every vial of blood collected, every consent signed. 507 more words