It’s nice to be found, especially when someone in Northeast Ohio is looking to donate their son’s gently used equipment to a good cause.

This year, Ellery’s mom Cheryl found us when conducting an internet search for “wheelchair donations” using Google. Kudos to Daiv, our volunteer SEO (Search Engine Optimization) guru, who has made it easier for families searching to give!


Pictured are Patrick Rimke, Director of Operations, Ellery’s dad Lowell and Cheryl, posing with Ellery’s tilt-in-space wheelchair, car seat and stander that he used to use in physical therapy. Not pictured is Ellery, the star of the show, who was sound asleep in his car seat inside the van.

This fall, Ellery’s equipment was shipped to the Wheelchair Project in Chaing Mai, Thailand, which is based in a children’s rehabilitation hospital (Rajanagarindra Institute of Child Development or RICD for short.) You can learn more about this valuable program that Wheels of Hope helped to establish in 2001-2007 here:

We are awaiting photos from that shipment from our Thailand Director, Luc. Perhaps soon we will see the new owner of Ellery’s very special chair!