28 Jun VIDEO: Wheels for Nepal report
Wheels for Nepal took place at Green Pastures Hospital earlier this month (5-9 June 2023). In total, 155 people with disabilities received wheelchairs.
Thank you to all our supporters who helped give people with disabilities the gifts of mobility and hope.
This five-day camp was hosted by INF Nepal at Green Pastures Hospital and was organised in partnership with Joni and Friends, a Christian charity founded by Joni Eareckson Tada who was paralysed in 1967 and has been recognised around the world for her courage and faith. Her charity shares the hope of the Gospel and gives practical help to people impacted by disability, including their Wheels for the World programme which runs camps like this around the globe.
The wheelchairs were provided by Sundar Dhoka Sathi Sewa, a Nepali organisation helping people with disabilities.
As can be seen in this Wheels for Nepal video, the Joni and Friends team prayed for the patients as a gesture of care and love. Each morning also began with the team of staff and volunteers gathering to pray for the day ahead.
Bijay’s story about needing a new wheelchair having been injured in a motorbike accident 12 years ago featured in the Wheels for Nepal fundraising appeal. He was using a poor quality second-hand wheelchair that desperately needed to be replaced, so it is a real joy to share this short video of him in his new wheelchair.
As he says himself, mixed in with Nepali: “I am so very happy… thank you so much.”
Gita, a mother and wife from Palpa district who owns a small shop in Tansen, had a spinal cord injury when falling from a tree 27 years ago. INF gave her a wheelchair about ten years ago, but she has been battling for a long time to receive good physiotherapy. During the Wheels for Nepal camp, she was grateful not only for a new wheelchair, but also for the opportunity to get free physiotherapy sessions with our specialists. She is optimistic and grateful to the entire team for allowing her to work and go around the house to support her family.