Distribution Partners: Teleton Rehabilitation Centers for Children / Knights of Columbus
A wheelchair allows a child to go to school, go outside to play with friends, and enjoy some independence in their daily lives.
There are more than 500,000 children in Mexico who need a wheelchair but cannot afford one. This number is higher than other countries in Latin America, and is the subject of much study on the part of international health organizations.
Knights of Columbus have delivered many thousands of wheelchairs into the lives of children, teens and adults throughout Mexico. Working hand in hand with Knights from the United States and Canada, Mexican Knights have brought life changing mobility into their local church communities and beyond.
The Teleton Rehabilitation Centers for Children operate 22 world-class facilities across Mexico and tend to the needs of children with all forms of physical disabilities. Their medical and holistic approach to treating children has allowed them to literally bring children back to life, after a devastating illness or injury. Some 70,000 children have been treated since the start of the organization in 1996, and families across Mexico swear that God’s miracles are performed by the Teleton staff and volunteers on a daily basis.
Knights in the U.S. and Canada have been working with Teleton centers for a number of years and have shipments of wheelchairs being sent on a regular basis.
The American Wheelchair Mission is very proud to work closely with the Teleton centers and hopes to expand out participation in their life-changing mission.
“Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.” (Mark 10:14)
To join us on a wheelchair distribution in Mexico, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.