The The Wheelchair Foundation, a division of Global Health and Education Foundation,
a 501(c)3 charitable foundation, has a goal to provide a free wheelchair to every child,
teen and adult worldwide who needs one but has no means to acquire one.
A Flight Of Honor And Of Meaning
A WWII Veteran and volunteer stop for a picture at the Washington D.C. Memorial.
On Saturday May 11, 2013 a group of nearly 80 veterans from North Florida and South Georgia took a day trip to Washington D.C. to visit national monuments that have been symbols of a "Thank You" for the sacrifices they have made for their country. Over the years Wheelchair Foundation has donated several hundred wheelchairs to different Honor Flights chapters throughout the US.
Click HERE to read the accounts of one of the veterans that made this memorable journey.
Students at Pleasanton's Hart Middle School Raise Funds for Wheelchair Foundation
(Photo:Dan Honda/Tri-Valley Times) Lekha Kesavan, 13, makes her way through a door in a wheelchair at Hart Middle School in Pleasanton on Feb. 27, 2013. Students got to try out some wheelchairs on campus as part of a districtwide fundraiser for the Rotary Club and the Wheelchair Foundation.
Robbie Brumm has new found empathy for the disabled after spending a day rolling around school in a wheelchair.
"It was a little more work than I expected," the 14-year-old said. "You have a different perspective in a wheelchair. Everyone else is able to walk around, but you're not. Toward the end of the day, I wanted to walk because..." Read the full story on our blog HERE.
Wheelchair Foundation, the Vietnam Veterans of Diablo Valley, California and East Meets West Foundation visit Vietnam
In November of 2012, Wheelchair Foundation, the Vietnam Veterans of Diablo Valley, California and East Meets West Foundation partnered together to distribute 260 All Terrain Wheelchairs and 60 Basketball and Tennis Sports Wheelchairs throughout the country of Vietnam.
Read the full story on our blog HERE.