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The Free Wheelchair Mission Provides Accessible Seating to Those in Need

 - Jul 24, 2011
References: ktla & neatorama
You might look at this lawn chair wheelchair and think that it is rather budget, but that's the point -- Free Wheelchair Mission doesn't care about what it looks like, it cares that it is providing accessible seating to those who need it but can't afford it. By using lawn chairs and bicycle wheels, these wheelchairs get the job done.

Founded by Don Schoendorfer, a mechanical engineer and inventor by trade, the idea for Free Wheelchair Mission was born after a trip to India, where he witnessed a disabled woman dragging herself across the dirt to get around. Now back in Southern California, he has decided to go full steam ahead with the Free Wheelchair Mission. For less than $60, these lawn chair wheelchairs can be made, shipped and delivered to those in need, with no expense on their end.