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bradley wallis

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Review for Free Wheelchair Mission, Irvine, CA, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Do your due dilegence before you give your hard-earned $$ to this group. There are FAR better, REAL wheelchairs, less expensive than these plastic lawn chairs to give the globally disabled! In my opinion, these people simply fund their own big over-blown salaries on the backs of the disabled in the developing world. SAD. That they use Jesus name to do it doesn't surprise me necessarily but offends me just the same. Please, do some simple quick research - very easy - and donate to folks who give REAL WHEELCHAIRS of heaven sakes! In my opinon, donor beware absolutely on this one.

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No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Donor

Hello and thank you for your feedback. Our wheelchairs are made to the highest standards of quality and durability and are specially designed for the rigors of use throughout the developing world. There is an article available at http://www.medscimonit.com/index.php?/archives/article/869466 if you would like to see the results of field surveys regarding our GEN_1 chairs, and another article involving a follow-up investigation of 600 wheelchair recipients in three different countries was just accepted for publication. Both investigations were conducted by an independent researcher and professor of physical therapy. Our GEN_2 wheelchairs were recently cleared for market in the USA by the FDA, though we have no intentions of selling them. The feedback we receive from our partners in the field is overwhelmingly positive and we are told consistently that our wheelchairs outlast designs contemporary to our own. FWM’s executive salaries are reviewed yearly to make sure that they fall in the median range of our peers in the non-profit field. As to your allegations that we are invoking Christ’s name to somehow profiteer on the backs of the disabled poor in the developing world, that is simply not true. The fact is, this is God’s mission, not ours and we strive to serve others as He served.