Free Wheelchair Mission Announces Arrival of 550 Wheelchairs to Mexico
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July 24, 2013

Jim Carrey narrates this fresh, powerful look at the transforming gift of mobility, and the empowerment that comes from a "plastic white chair with wheels." (fwmvideos)

A container (550 individual units) of Free Wheelchair Mission’s GEN_2 wheelchairs arrived in the port of Veracruz this week. GEN_2 is the latest evolution of FWM’s wheelchair concept featuring additional adjustment points and sizing options for users requiring augmented postural support.

The 550 wheelchair kits will be assembled and distributed by Free Wheelchair Mission’s distribution partner in Mexico to individuals with physical disabilities who need a wheelchair, but lack the means to afford one. These wheelchairs bring not only the gift of mobility, but also dignity, independence, and hope for each of the recipients along with helping friends, family, and caretakers to be able to better care for their loved ones.

In the last year, FWM has provided 2,750 wheelchairs to individuals with physical disabilities living in poverty in Mexico making it one of the top-5 nations served by Free Wheelchair Mission during that period. To date nearly 10,000 wheelchairs have been given out throughout Mexico.

About Free Wheelchair Mission: Free Wheelchair Mission (FWM) is a humanitarian, faith-based 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to “provide the transforming gift of mobility to the impoverished disabled in developing countries, as motivated by Jesus Christ.” Wheelchairs are distributed fully-assembled free of charge to recipients and are given regardless of race, gender, religion, or ethnicity. Since 2001, Free Wheelchair Mission has provided over 700,000 specially-made wheelchairs to individuals with disabilities in 87 countries around the world. They provide not only mobility, but share the gifts of dignity, independence and hope.

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