Wheelchair Distribution in Nicaragua
Going where the need is greatest! Reaching the poorest of the poor! Providing help to the needy & sharing the spiritual riches of the Gospel!
Beginning in 2002 through 2007, we made several mission trips to Nicaragua bringing in humanitarian aid, medical equipment and supplies, and wheelchairs, which we personally delivered accompanied by our humor-therapy variety clown show.
A wheelchair is a priceless & cherished gift!
We personally delivered more than 50 wheelchairs!
Following are pictures of just a few of the many happy & fortunate recipients. We personally distribute each wheelchair as much as possible, adding that ‘personal touch’ & making sure it gets to the intended recipient.
It seems like there is an almost endless need among the populace for wheelchairs. It’s not that there are an exceptional amount of sick or injured people it’s mostly that for the average person it’s an expensive item & difficult to get.
Specialized wheelchairs for children are very expensive, even here in the U.S, they can cost thousands of dollars. So you can imagine how great a gift one of these is for the child of a poor family.
It is extremely difficult, if not nearly impossible, for a poor person to obtain a wheelchair. Many people end up needing a wheelchair due to poor or no medical care.
We never could bring enough wheelchairs; there was always someone more that needed one when we had distributed all that we had to give. We wish we could have brought one for every needy person.
We are volunteers and not financially sponsored by an organization. For our mission trips to Nicaragua from 2002 through 2007, we paid our own airfare and expenses; “The International Hospital for Children” (IHC) in New Orleans sponsored medical equipment, medical supplies, and shipping costs; ‘Cheer Up Missions’ gave regular wheelchairs and specialized wheelchairs for children; ‘The Family Outreach Program’ gave beds and mattresses, and ‘Family Missions’ gave new clothes for children.