Dr. Don Schoendorfer, a biomedical engineer and Civilian Medal of Honor winner, comes on the show and explains the ideas and values behind Free Wheelchair Mission. Free Wheelchair Mission is a humanitarian, faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides wheelchairs at no cost to people with disabilities living in developing nations. This idea came about when Dr. Shoendorfer and his wife, Laurie, were vacationing in Morocco one year and witnessed a woman drag herself across a dirt road, barely evading traffic and no one eager to help. After that moment, their lives changed forever.
In collaboration with a network of like-minded partners, FWM has been providing wheelchairs to those in need around the world since 2001, providing dignity, independence and hope through the gift of mobility.