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Jessy’s Wheelchair

Global Aid Network

James walked into the wheelchair clinic in Ndola, Zambia, carrying his daughter Jessy on his back. GAiN staff members, Campus Crusade for Christ Zambia staff members, and volunteers were fitting and distributing wheelchairs donated by GAiN partner, Joni and Friends’ ministry Wheels for the World. Although Jessy looked to be in her teens, her father explained she actually was 34 years old. Born with severe intellectual disabilities, she then lost her ability to walk at 17.

James told team members he had been trying to find a wheelchair for her since 2009. Praise God the team had a wheelchair that suited Jessy perfectly! As the team fitted Jessy for the chair, one of the volunteers shared a booklet about the hope of Christ with James. That day, his daughter began a new life of mobility. When James returns for adjustments on Jessy’s wheelchair, it will be an opportunity for him to receive follow-up from a volunteer.