October 6, 2017

THIS WORLD CEREBRAL PALSY DAY, HELP CHILDREN LIKE OPHELIA ACHIEVE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL

Ophelia was born with cerebral palsy (CP), a physical disability that affects 5 million children in developing countries, and 17 million people worldwide. CP is the […]
September 18, 2017

ROMINA, 6, WOWS THE CROWD AT THE 2017 WHEELS IN MOTION GALA

More than 300 people attended the 2017 Wheels in Motion Gala at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles on September 9 – a record turnout for […]
September 5, 2017

WHEELCHAIR USER’S VOICE PARTICIPANTS COMPETE IN THE MAYBANK BALI MARATHON 2017

9,100 athletes, including 51 wheelchair users, assembled this past Sunday, August 27, at the Bali Marine & Safari Park Gianyar for the Maybank Bali Marathon 2017. […]
August 31, 2017

UCPWHEELS STAFF TAKE PART IN GROUNDBREAKING WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SUMMIT

UCP Wheels for Humanity  staff members, Keoke King, Director of Social Enterprises and Karen Reyes, Project Coordinator – Wheelchair User’s Voice, traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, this […]
March 22, 2017

MINI-GRANTS: CREATING NEW OPPORTUNITIES

According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Report on Disability, both social and economic costs are tied to the absence of persons with disability (PWD) […]
January 27, 2017

ZAYDA’S STORY: A NEW WHEELCHAIR FOR A 49-YEAR-OLD BASKETBALL CHAMP

We often meet inspiring people in our line of work, but Zayda amazed our staff when we met her. This 49-year-old basketball player who wheels herself […]
January 10, 2017

MICHAEL ALLEN SAYS FAREWELL

Dear Friends, After an incredible tenure with the organization, I am writing to inform you that as of December 31, 2016, I have officially stepped down […]
January 9, 2017

ADAPTIVE SPORTS PROJECT BUILDS SELF-ESTEEM FOR YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES

In 2015-2016, UCP Wheels for Humanity continued its adaptive sports program for children with disabilities funded by the US Department of State. The project helps the […]
December 15, 2016

VIDEO SERIES: COMEDIAN ZACH ANNER VISITS UCP WHEELS NICARAGUA PROJECTS

Watch the hilarious Zach Anner’s journey to Nicaragua to meet the individuals and families we serve and to highlight the need for wheelchairs in communities where access to […]
December 13, 2016

SPORTS CHANGED HIS LIFE FOREVER

 “Now I see that I can do anything. Nothing is impossible in this life.” Living with a disability in a rural village in El Salvador, Obe […]
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