In some cultures, disabled children and adults are neglected and pushed aside. Some suffer in deplorable conditions without anyone to love and care for them. Hope-for-the-Handicapped supplies food, health kits, and other aid to disabled individuals, mental institutions, and homes for the elderly and handicapped. The program operates in Liberia, Kenya, Israel, the Palestinian territories, and other places.
Wheelchairs: Many handicapped people in impoverished countries have little choice but to crawl on their hands and knees. Some of them wear flip-flops or other things on their hands for a bit of protection. While wheelchairs may seem like a small gift, they are often life-changing for a handicapped child or adult. They now have a way to get out and interact with the people around them. Supporters’ funds enable us to purchase wheelchairs in large quantities for those in need.
The wheelchair helped end Firas’s long, lonely days inside. “He thanked us with great love,” said the believers.
Recipients ask questions and search their own hearts. One said, “You seem to be complete strangers, but you love us so much! We feel it.”
Wheelchairs may seem like simple gifts. But to a disabled or wounded individual, a wheelchair is often a life-changing gift of love.
After our staff delivered a new wheelchair to forty-two-year-old Martha, she shared, “I am not discouraged and don’t despair of life.”
Handicapped. Disabled. For thousands around the world, these diagnoses bring humiliation, rejection, and poverty.They are often left to fend for themselves.
A smile slowly spread over Milagro’s face as he sat in his new wheelchair. Then he started making truck noises. This new gift was an obvious treasure to Milagro, a six-year-old boy from Nicaragua who has Down Syndrome. Milagro’s parents use a wheelchair to take him to...
Three-year-old Mercy suffers from cerebral palsy. She and her two handicapped siblings are part of the Kalenjin tribe in Kenya.
Farid* was born with cerebral palsy that made him unable to walk or talk. Doctors and therapists said he would never improve.
George was born with club feet. Without proper correction, this Kenyan child would likely never walk. Poverty left him with little hope. But then, through the Hope-for-the-Handicapped program, George received small boots and a corset for his torso. George is starting...
George from Liberia was born with a deformity that left him unable to walk. When his parents discovered this, they abandoned him soon after birth. A mission rescued George and cared for him for many years. He is now living at a home for handicapped individuals. Today...