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Provider donates gift of mobility

October 26, 2016HME News Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Designed Living plans to donate wheelchairs to the Free Wheelchair Mission, a nonprofit that provides wheelchairs to disabled people in developing nations. An estimated 100 million people in developing nations are in need of wheelchairs, according to a press release. "I was fortunate enough to participate in a distribution of wheelchairs in Lima, Peru and in Chennai, India,” said Fred Gladney, Designed Living president/CEO. “The expressions of gratitude on the faces...

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Mobility companies donate to good causes

October 17, 2013HME News Staff

TORRANCE, Calif. And SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Wheelchair manufacturer Convaid has donated a custom wheelchair to Le Hoang Vien, a 26-year-old Vietnamese man with rheumatoid arthritis. Thanks to the donation, he is able to attend school. Convaid donated through the international nonprofit Free Wheelchair Mission. “Due to poverty and economic isolation, people with disabilities in the developing world have limited access to wheelchairs,” said Chris Braun, Convaid president, in a prepared statement....

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A new Free Wheelchair

September 24, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

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...

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