Across the globe the needs of people with disabilities too often go unmet. And in developing countries like Cuba, poverty can compound the hardships that come with disability. That’s why through Wheels for the World™, Joni and Friends seeks to meet the physical and spiritual needs of people living with disability—people like Angel and Rose…
Meet Angel and Rose
“Angel’s mother had a difficult pregnancy and did not make it through childbirth,” says his grandmother, Rose.
While Rose still suffers from the heartbreak of burying her daughter years ago, she has never stopped loving and caring for her grandson Angel. Living with cerebral palsy, Angel has never been able to walk and lives with a variety of challenges caused by his disability.
Unable to afford the kind of wheelchair Angel needed, Rose did her best to carry Angel wherever they went. But with Angel growing and Rose aging, leaving the house—let alone taking part in church or other aspects of their community—became nearly impossible.
More than a Wheelchair
The future looked bleak for Rose and Angel until our Joni and Friends Texas team met them on a Wheels for the World outreach in Cuba. And their world brightened permanently as Angel received a brand-new pediatric wheelchair. With deep-grooved tires fit for rough terrain, a sturdy frame, and room to grow, the wheelchair will serve Angel well for years to come.
Rose and Angel didn’t just get a wheelchair through Wheels for the World. They also got their own Bible and the greatest gift of all—the Good News of Jesus Christ!
From Texas to Cuba to Nepal people with disabilities need the love of God and hands-on help. When you partner with Joni and Friends, you act as the hands and feet of Jesus reaching to these people.
Make a difference today!
Help bring the kingdom vision of Joni and Friends to life: a world where every person with a disability finds hope, dignity, and their place in the body of Christ.
“Together we can bring the kingdom vision of Joni and Friends to life: a world where every person with a disability finds hope, dignity, and their place in the body of Christ.”