Wheels For The World

Doug Mazza Reports from Haiti with Wheels for the World...

  • By: Doug Mazza
  • Feb. 22, 2011
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  • Wheels For The World

Since we arrived on Saturday nearly 400 children have died of malnutrition. And that doesn't count cholera, infection and other disease. The population of Port au Prince has an unemployment rate of 90%. The disabled have it worse. It makes me think how blessed Ryan, my own disabled son back in the States, is. But here in Haiti, there are no residential facilities like Ryan lives in; no regional centers run by the county. Just an incredible will to survive.

Doug Mazza helping fit a boy with a wheelchairYesterday a little boy came with his parents, a handsome Creole couple. Their son had been hit by a truck and had broken both legs. One leg, broken in three places. The doctor didn't have enough plaster to make two casts. So the right leg was cast up to the hip; the other... just bandaged with gauze. The family was told to come back after the leg healed...

Wheels for the World - Haiti

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Feb. 18, 2011
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  • Wheels For The World

On Friday, February 18, Joni and Friends president, Doug Mazza, leaves for Haiti with our Wheels for the World team – please be praying for the safety of the Wheels team as they travel to and minister in Port-au-Prince and surrounding villages. We’ll be serving the many people with disabilities in the region over five days of outreach. On Sunday, February 20, Doug will be speaking at the Eglise Chretien de Delmas church, encouraging the congregation to embrace the many Haitians now dealing with significant disabilities as a result of last year's earthquake. We are honored that Joni and Friends helped build the completely accessible worship center at Eglise Chretien de Delmas, all to American standards to make certain it’s not only accessible, but safe!

Restoring Hope Through Wheelchairs and Retreats

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 28, 2009
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  • Family Retreats, Wheels For The World

Joni and Friends Mix Optimism, Success and Vision to Provide Fresh Outlook for Disabled Community

Hope restored is the most rewarding benefit people have received this year through the Joni and Friends (JAF) disability ministry. Through refurbished wheelchairs in the Wheels for the World program to refreshed families in the Family Retreats, Joni and Friends provides hope in situations that were once seen as hopeless. 

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