Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wheelchair Giveaway Villa de San Francisco November 4 2009

The people that need wheelchairs patiently seated and waiting for the short presentation and an explaination on how to use their new chairs.

The city central park was the venue for this wheelchair giveaway.

This young man was all smiles all afternoon. He even clapped as we began to unload the wheelchairs and the reality that this time he would go home with a wheelchair set in.

This man was moved from the car which brought him. Volunteers moved him in a wooden chair across the park.

One of the patients arrived by ambulance. All the reporters raced to take photos.

He was gently lowered out of the ambulance.

Alert and waiting for his wheelchair.

His mom comforts him until the ceremony can get started.

This is a happy young man.

This young lady couldn't decide where she wanted her footplate.

This lady smiled all the time EXCEPT when it was time for a photo and then she put on a pickle face.

This young man shouted out his happiness...

Finally it came time to move from the ambulance cot and into the wheelchair.

He is thinking about this for a minute...

And then the smile... This is one of those patients which made me cry. He was so very happy and not ashamed to let everyone know he was thrilled with his new wheelchair. These are the kind of patients which make all the hard work worth it.

Happy patients, family members and volunteers from Repuesto Por Andar wave hello to the Free Wheelchair Mission Family! Thank you Free Wheelchair Mission and thank you Michael Martin family and Jack DeLoss Taylor trust for all of your wonderful support which makes this all possible.

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