Archives for the month of: April, 2012


This month, we got a nice email from the in-country director of Vine International in Guatemala. Wheels of Hope has partnered with Vine International since our inception in 1997, thanks to the networking of one of our founders, Mark Richard of Hope Haven International. Dennis writes:

“This is one of your chairs going out.  If I remember correctly this is a man made paraplegic after motor vehicle accident.  The chair he has used for years had multiple welds, the seat was a piece of leather riveted in place (for the umpteenth time).

“He and his family are very grateful and blessed.

“Cindy and I feel really blessed in these situations and recognize that we get the benefit of seeing the tears of gratitude and the smiles of joy.

“May our LORD return every blessing to you and your team one hundred fold … of course that will mean more work!”

In Christ,
Dennis & Cindy McCutcheon

Another great story about just the right chair at just the right time just happened in the Vine warehouse. Read Dennis account of a common miracle “Wish you could have been in the warehouse today”

We ask for prayer, not only for those who receive wheelchairs and mobility aids through Vine International, but for the State-side Director of the Vine pipe-line, who is undergoing treatment for cancer at this time. May the Lord bring complete healing to our friend, Woody!

March 29, 2012

Good news !!! Yesterday we received the container shipment…. What beautiful equipment !!!! Thanks so much for this !!! Most of all this equipment is brand new !!!

Yesterday we were with about 35 people to unload and albel / check the equipment…. We had a group of about 20 soldiers also helping us to unload. It was quite hard work as we were unloading the container with a temperature of … 42 degrees !!! Today we continue to go through all the boxes… Now we just made the complete inventory and tomorrow will be still a day to go through a couple of boxes… But really… this is a very beautiful load of equipment !!!

Again many thanks.
Many greetings and take care!

Luc and the RICD Wheelchair Project Team


Dr. Samai, Director of the RICD Hospital, unlocks the container


Many hands make light work? The Chaing Mai team of volunteers from Pioneers Missionaries, our in-country Director Luc, Doug and Many hands make light work?Joey Tell and Thai staff of the RICD hospital, including Dr. Samai and members of the Thai military!


The Thai military unloading the container in the hot, hot, hot sun


Wheels of Hope wheelchairs and other mobility equipment awaiting in-county inventory


Wheels of Hope, Thailand Director Luc speaking with RICD Hospital Director Dr. Samai amidst a sea of rollators (see the previous post about reusing rollator parts)


Volunteer Joey Tell inspects a wheelchair for serial number, make and model with an RICD staff member.