A new Free Wheelchair


Since it's almost feel-good Friday:

The Free Wheelchair Mission will begin distributing a resdesigned wheelchair this fall in Peru. This is kind of amazing: It turns out the organization has the wheelchairs it distributes to impoverished disabled people in developing nations manufactured in China for about $60 each (Check out "Ingredients for Mobility" and "Journey of a Wheelchair"). Dr. Don Schoendorfer enlisted the help of college students in re-designing the wheelchair. His ultimate goal: To manufacture and distribute 20 million wheelchairs. To date, Schoendorfer has distributed more than 350,000 wheelchairs to 70 countries.

Liz Beaulieu