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Larry Bailly

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Review for Free Wheelchair Mission, Irvine, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Having served as a part time missionary in Haiti over the last 10 years, I recently returned from a distribution trip with FWM in Vietnam.
I have read the other reviews, and often wonder what it is that sets some people off to try and give a bad impression of people or organizations that have good intentions.
From my experience on the vietnam trip, I can say that i was impressed with the quality and durability of the chairs. We have had these chairs in Haiti for a few years, and they hold up far better than ANY conventional chair when used in third world conditions. The "lawn chair" is used only as the seating surface, and does not have a structural purpose.
After assembling and distributing over 200 chairs in just 4 days, I do not recall anyone who received a chair complaining about the fact that they were now mobile. Some had been on the ground for over 50 years.
I love FWM, and will join them on future trips. I believe their goal and gift is well worth the cost and everyone on the FWM staff that I met is honest about their intentions and calling.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Vietnam and Haiti

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to produce, ship, assemble and distribute more wheelchairs, faster. There is a HUGE need in so many areas of the World.

Role:  Volunteer & I joined a distribution team in Vietnam.