Jul 26, 2021

July update on The Romanian Wheelchair Fund 2021

Galina and Mihai in their new wheelchairs
Galina and Mihai in their new wheelchairs

Dear friend,

Here we are, at the first 2021 update on the Wheelchair Fund in Romania! I am so happy we got to this point, where we re-started our wheelchair donations and independent living training activities for children and adults with mobility disabilities in Romania.

Galina and Mihai are two sweet 2-year old twins who share the same diagnosis, coming from quadruplets and being the two who have mobility disabilities. Now, thanks to you and other donors to the Wheelchair Fund, Galina and Mihai also share the joy of discovering freedom of movement. Read here the story of Galina and Mihai, the twins #TeamMotivation recently helped through the Wheelchair Fund, with light, kid-sized, active-style wheelchairs for children provided by our friends from Agape Foundation in Sweden.

As for the total impact of our Wheelchair Fund in 2021, I can proudly say that, by June`s end, we donated 493 wheelchairs funded through the Wheelchair Fund (donations from 2020 for 2021). Of these, 5 wheelchairs funded on GlobalGiving were also given out to users who needed them. Together, we #changelives for the better!

I was telling you before that in June we also started to organize peer group independent living camps (2 weeks) and one-day sessions (caravans) after a two year break imposed by the pandemic. These events bring togehter wheelchair users who received a wheelchair through the Wheelchair Fund, or who need one now, with Motivation`s peer group independent living trainers who are experienced wheelchair users themselves. You can see here how wheelchair users as well as our regional teams enjoyed coming back to the work they love most!

Stay with us to #changelives for the better. Turn your donation into a recurring gift to the Wheelchair Fund 2021. We will continue updating you on our work. As a bonus, each time your donations amount to the value of one wheelchair donated to the Wheelchair Fund, I will let you know through a special message dedicated to you and you alone!

I look forward for us reaching this milestone together, and to many similar future milestones, each representing lives changed for the better!

Until then, stay health, stay safe, and follow your heart!


Anca from #TeamMotivation





Apr 6, 2021

We end the Wheels of Change 2020 and start a new year with new hopes!

Meet Miruna
Meet Miruna

Hello dear friend,

I hope my message find you well. I am writing to let you know that we are closing the Wheelchair Fund 2020 project and starting a new season of Spinning the Wheels of Change for wheelchair user independence in Romania.

In 2020 and beginning of 2021, with you help we gave back freedom of movement to 41 children and adults using wheelchairs, through GlobalGiving, of 705 wheelchairs donated through the Wheelchair Fund. Moreover, The Wheels of Change Project 2020 was supported on GlobalGiving by 15 friends of Motivation, some of you recurring and others new. Thank you for your trust and thank you, on behalf of the children and adults we gave back mobility through appropriate wheelchairs!

Miruna is 4 years old and she lives in Galati County with her parents. She is very sweet and delicate and she likes drawing. When she was only 10 months old she was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy. Miruna`s parents got in touch with the Motivation team in Galati, to find out about appropriate mobility equipment for Miruna, and gabe her a lightweight wheelchair that Miruna can handle on her own, as well as a tricycle appropriate for her needs. Read more about Miruna`s story of independent mobility.

Let`s keep the momentum going for more lives changed for the better through the Motivation Romania Wheelchair Fund!

In 2020, individual donors and companies in Romania and abroad made extremely generous gifts to the Wheelchair Fund. These will enable Motivation Romania to give back freedom of movement to 1,033 wheelchair users in 2021.

Renew your donations in 2021 and enable Motivation to continue donating wheelchairs to children and adults with mobility disabilities in Romania!Transform your donation into a monthly gift to the Wheelchair Fund, and invite your friends and family to join you! Continue to roll with Motivation Romania on this journey.

Follow Motivation Romania`s facebook page for photos and news from our programs.

Thank you!


Jan 27, 2021

A new year hope for you, from Motivation Romania!

Meet Narcisa, a young woman who loves life!
Meet Narcisa, a young woman who loves life!

Hello dear friend,

As the new year begins, we are looking at 2021 with renewed hope that, with the help of the vaccine, we will all be able to take back some of the normality that we lost during 2020. I hope that you are well and that the long-awaited health and freedom of movement will come to you soon!

It is my hope that the vaccine developed last year will give back freedom of movement to all of us that lived for the past year under the threat of the Covid-19 virus. So, too, many wheelchair users in Romania, who have difficulties obtaining an appropriate wheelchair, hope to regain their freedom of movement with the help of personalized wheelchairs donated by Motivation Romania through the Wheelchair Fund.

The Wheels of Change 2020, Motivation`s most recent project on GlobalGiving, helped us reach out to you and other Motivation friends in 2020. During the year, we raised 3,068$ with your help. By October 1st, 2020, we donated 18 wheelchairs, funded from donations starting in the winter 2019 fundraiser through September 2020. I hope the stories we sent in the meanwhile, of some of the children and adults that regained their freedom of movement, illustrated the great contribution your donations make in the lives of others.

Since my last message, in October 2020 alone, donors gave 1,984$ to the wheelchair fund. New friends joined our cause and enabled Motivation to help 16 other wheelchair users through appropriate mobility equipment.

Narcisa was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth and this is why she needs a wheelchair to move around. We’ve known Narcisa since she was 5 years old. Narcisa`s mother motivates her daughter to lead an active life. Together, they attended many of our activities – trainings on independent living, active rehabilitation camps, adapted sports events. Both of them understand the importance of an appropriate wheelchair.

Narcisa is 16 now. She is optimistic and cheerful; she enjoys listening to music and watching cooking shows. She needs a light mobility equipment, to help her stay active and to have a correct seating position. Read more about Narcisa and how our team helped her be active in her teenage years.

Narcisa is one of the 34 children and adults with mobility disabilities you and other donors helped through the Wheels of Change 2020 by the end of October. Thank you, on their behalf, for your generosity!

The wheels will continue to spin towards more lives changed for the better in the following months! Each year, at least 1,000 children and adults with mobility disabilities in Romania wait for our help.

Transform your donation into a monthly gift to the Wheelchair Fund, and invite your friends and family to join you! Keep rolling with Motivation Romania on this journey.

Thank you!

Anca from #TeamMotivation


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