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A New Wheelchair for George

Spring 2023

Written by: Mark Wallace, Executive Director of Organizational Culture & International Partners

George has the kind of smile that makes you want to smile too. He was born in Kisinsi village, Uganda, on a lush and vibrant nature reserve most easily accessible by boat.

When George was four years old, he contracted cerebral malaria which led to cerebral palsy (CP). After his recovery, he was no longer able to speak or walk on his own. His mother sought physiotherapy for George, but there was nothing close to home. George’s community raised enough funds to buy him a wheelchair that he used for many years until it was damaged beyond repair. Through our fundraising efforts, we were able to provide George with a new wheelchair, fit to meet his needs!