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Alexandra Franke

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Review for FREE WHEELCHAIR MISSION, Irvine, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I LOVE the Free Wheelchair Mission! It was my first mission trip and it was the best experience of my life! I read some other reviews and I'd like to correct a couple mistakes. The wheelchairs are FREE to people recieving them (people donate about $60 per chair to purchase one and send it to someone who needs it). I can't explain how grateful the people are who recieve these chairs! Also, the chairs do consist of a "lawnchair", which is very durable and is the best possable choice for the areas they'll be in! The chairs have a cushioned seat, mountain bike tires (as the roads in most underdeveloped countries are dirt), and breaks that are inspected at every distribution. Elderly people, hurt children or disabled people delight in having their own chair to finally move around in. The chairs also have a footrest, which is adjusted for each specific person to the length of their legs for their comfort. These chairs provide people with mobility and comfort! During my trip to Viet Nam, we met a man who had been on the ground for 45 years. He smiled when we lifted him into his own chair :). If anyone has the means to go on a trip like this, I highly recommend it!

Role:  Volunteer & I helped put the wheelchairs together, and get the people into the chairs.