Wheelchair Foundation
The Wheelchair Foundation is a non-profit organization with a goal to provide a free
wheelchair to every child, teen and adult worldwide who needs one, but has no means to acquire one.

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A Courageous Veteran Receives Mobility

A Courageous Veteran Receives Mobility

We received this letter from Emile Meylan, the father of Mariela Meylan, a US Veteran that was injured while serving over seas. Mariela on graduation day from the US Army. My daughter, Mariela, served in the U.S. Military.  She was stationed in Kuwait and was injured in an auto accident while [...]

Group raises kids’ awareness of disabilities

Group raises kids’ awareness of disabilities

This article is borrowed from the Contra Costa Times and is shared in it's entirety. To read the original article written by Robert Jordan click here. SAN RAMON -- Don Routh's lips still tremble and his eyes fight back tears as he recalls the day 34 years ago when doctors told him that his then [...]

Providing Mobility to Hermosillo, Mexico

Providing Mobility to Hermosillo, Mexico

In late January Rotary District 5490 visited Hermosillo, Mexico and distributed 110 wheelchairs.   Rebecca Wilks, MD, a Past President of Peoria North Rotary Club, attended the distribution and wrote the below story. "I have some history with the Wheelchair Foundation.  I’d read Ken [...]

Providing Wheelchairs in Las Vegas

Providing Wheelchairs in Las Vegas

Over the past few weeks an effort has been underway to deliver wheelchairs free of cost to residents in Las Vegas Nevada.  With the assistance from John Williams, former director of Wheelchair Foundation's Nevada chapter, we've been able to help 150 individuals gain mobility and freedom. Below are [...]

Tri-Valley Hero: Blackhawk developer represents greatness, selflessness

This article was borrowed from the Danville Express and written by Jeremy Walsh. The original article can be viewed by clicking here.   Tri-Valley Hero: Blackhawk developer represents greatness, selflessness Kenneth E. Behring receives award for Life Achievement Kenneth E. Behring's life [...]

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