The one thing standing between the success or failure of a teenager named Prince wasn’t poverty, disability, rejection, or abandonment. Even though he experienced all of those things.
In fact, Prince is probably one of the toughest, most ambitious young men you’ll ever meet.
He was simply lacking a wheelchair.
Prince was born with cerebral palsy in Malawi.
He never felt the love of his father. His dad took one look at him and abandoned both him and his mother on the day he was born.
When Prince was old enough to attend school he was rejected because the teachers wrongly assumed he was “incapable”.
His mother, a loving, tenacious woman with a strong faith knew in her heart that God had a plan for her son.
And she was right. With fierce determination in her eyes she told her son, “You deserve to go to school just like any other child.”
With the support of donors like you and cbm, Prince’s mother found a school that accepted him. Because Prince couldn’t walk, his mother carried him on her back to and from that school…a total of six kilometers a day. As Prince grew, he got heavier.
His mother forged on and Prince continued to study hard. He was trying to prove that he was worthy, capable, smart. He wanted to make his mother proud.
While this struggle was happening in Malawi, someone at a medical clinic donated a wheelchair. And someone like you paid for the shipping fees.
Every $1 you gave shipped $22 worth of medical goods to children and moms and dads who really need them!
Thanks to you and supporters across Canada, $10.7 million worth of medical items and supplies were donated in 28 shipments to Cameroon, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Swaziland, Uganda and Zambia.
Each one of these gifts is cherished and will dramatically change the entire future of a person with a disability… like Prince.
Having a wheelchair means Prince can now achieve his goals. Having a wheelchair means your support continues to have a long-term impact on his life.
He can go to his classes, hang out with his friends, and go to church to worship God and give thanks for all the kindness that you’ve shown him.
His studies can continue. His grades are excellent. His mother is proud.
He would like to becomea bank manager so he can help people save money and improve their families’ lives. He has a purpose. He’ll be a blessing to many.
The one wheelchair you gave and shipped has such a profound and lasting ripple effect. First on Prince, and then everyone he’ll be able to bless throughout his productive life.
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.Numbers 6: 24-25 (NIV)