This month’s Direct Capital Denim for Donations will go to sponsoring Garrett Stuart’s trip to Cambodia through GlobeAware and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Please read the information below that was written by Garrett Stuart about his efforts. I think you’ll agree it’s an outstanding example of paying it forward!
I was diagnosed with Dystonia, a neurological movement disorder, which forced me to use a wheelchair. On March 11th, 2008 I had Deep Brain Stimulation surgery at Mass General Hospital and two months later I was walking. I am very thankful to the doctors who gave me my independence and freedom to move. I now want to give that independence and that freedom of movement to other people.
My wish is to help give the freedom of movement and pride back to people who might have lost it. It wasn’t until I stumbled upon Globe Aware, a company that specializes in service vacations, when my wish really became a reality. One of Globe Aware’s vacations matched my wish exactly. The Make a Wish Foundation is now working together with Globe Aware to send my family to Cambodia where we will build and distribute wheelchairs to landmine survivors and people with disabilities.
What do you see when you look at a wheelchair? Many disabled people see it as a new life, a new beginning, a miracle. I am hoping by working together with the Make a Wish Foundation and Globe Aware I can make miracles happen.