Disability brings unexpected challenges, but those challenges are only exasperated when compounded with poverty. When young Denis was 2 months old, he began convulsing and turning purple. Although doctors were able to treat his symptoms with medication, his condition never changed.
As he’s grown, he’s been confined to his bed, where he’s had to lay in a straight position that’s detrimental to his health. With barely enough money to cover Denis’ basic food and medication, his family could never afford the specialized wheelchair that he desperately needs for his well-being.
At the Joni and Friends Wheels for the World outreach in El Salvador, Denis and his family were given a new reality, one filled with hope! Denis received a Bible and specialized wheelchair that would never be available to him in his community. Through each of their programs, Joni and Friends is bringing hope to families like Denis' as we provide vital resources and the truth of the gospel.