Since 2006, the Church has given about 1000 wheelchairs every year to needy patients throughout Paraguay, not to mention in other countries. One interesting experience I had recently was attending a small ceremony at the rehabilitation center next to our office whose patients were receiving 43 of them. The Church gives the chairs to a local nondenominational group, "Fundacion Solidaridad", and they are in charge of distributing them. They screen each patient to determine the need, find the right size chair, etc. At a simple "Thank You" type of ceremony, the foundation's director mentioned how this moment of chairs being given to people to increase their mobility, and thus their abilities and their self-worth in life, really began in the hearts of the LDS people with their love and kindness in paying their donations. There is a lot of administrative work to get the chairs ordered in Asia and shipped here, but it essentially all began with the LDS members. I really appreciated his kind words. I had often heard about the Church's wheelchair donations, but it was a great opportunity to be on the other side and see it happen. Without the means to afford a wheelchair, and especially as they get older, handicapped people in Paraguay can become prisoners essentially in their own homes because they become too heavy for others to carry around. A wheelchair can make all the difference for a chance at a normal life - an education, social experiences, work possibilities, etc.