Loma Linda University Health PossAbilities Drive Nets Bounty of Wheelchairs and Walkers for Joni and Friends Wheels for the World

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On Sept. 20, Loma Linda University Health PossAbilities and Joni and Friends Wheels for the World teamed-up for the third year for an annual wheelchair drive. Over the next few months, the wheelchairs and other items that were collected will be cleaned, refurbished, and distributed worldwide to people who need them.

Loma Linda University Health PossAbilities and Joni and Friends Wheels for the World teamed-up for the third year for an annual wheelchair drive on Sept. 20.

Community members turned out in droves, netting Loma Linda University Health PossAbilities a total of 45 wheelchairs, 12 sets of crutches, and six walkers for Joni and Friends Wheels for the World.

On Sept. 20, Loma Linda University Health PossAbilities and Joni and Friends Wheels for the World teamed-up for the third year for an annual wheelchair drive. Over the next few months, the wheelchairs and other items that were collected will be cleaned, refurbished, and distributed worldwide to people who need them.

Wheels for the World provides free wheelchairs, along with a copy of the Bible, to children and adults affected by disability worldwide.

PossAbilities is a community outreach program developed by Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus and supported by founding partner, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. PossAbilities’ goal is to offer physically challenged people born with or having suffered from permanent injury a sense of community by offering activities and practical help, supporting Loma Linda University Health’s mission of “continuing the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”

Photo Caption: Katherine Kolcheva (top photo, extreme right), field representative for Assemblyman Mike Morrell (R-40th District), presented certificates of recognition to volunteers who worked to plan and carry out the annual Loma Linda University Health PossAbilities Wheelchair and Walker Drive benefiting Joni and Friends Wheels for World on Sept. 20. In the bottom photo, volunteers prepared to transport the wheelchairs and walkers collected from the drive.

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About Loma Linda University Health (LLUH)
Loma Linda University Health includes Loma Linda University's eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center's six hospitals and more than 900 faculty physicians located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Established in 1905, LLUH is a global leader in education, research and clinical care. It offers over 100 academic programs and provides quality health care to 40,000 inpatients and 1.5 million outpatients each year. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, LLUH is a faith-based health system with a mission "to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ."

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