2013 – More help needed and given

Experiences & Notes

The most amazing aspect of the journey to Jamaica was truly gaining an understanding as to how much need there is for wheelchairs on the island. As we were delivering the wheel chairs, it was not uncommon to be approached by numerous other individuals while we were walking down the street that either needed wheelchairs themselves, or who had relatives or friends that needed the chairs. Basically, for every wheel chair we delivered, we realized that there was a need for several more wheel chairs just on the same street. While there was much accomplished on the trip, the reality is that there is still an abundant need for wheelchairs in Jamaica and much more work that needs to be done. I look forward to participating again!
– Chris Doll

Everyone who received a wheel chair was an inspiration in some way. Watching people as young as teenagers, who had never walked before, or, at the very least, in a very long time, have an amazing attitude and spirit was a moving experience. One individual who stood out for me was, “Mr. Ironside”. He had been wheel chair bound since the age of 10 and yet he spent an entire day assisting our group in putting together wheel chairs for others in need. That strength, determination, and service for others was an inspiring sight to behold.  
– Chris Doll