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Dr. Don Schoendorfer

President and Founder



Background Information

Employment History

Vice President Research and Development
Baxter Healthcare


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Free Wheelchair Mission


Columbia University

Harbor High School


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mechanical Engineering

bachelor's degrees

Baldwin Wallace College

bachelor's degrees

Columbia University

earned Ph.D.

undergraduate degree

Columbia University

Web References (191 Total References)

With one of the specialty made ...

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With one of the specialty made wheelchairs on display in front of him, Don Schoendorfer, President and Founder of Free Wheelchair Mission, talks to the kids of Daniel Webster Elementary School in Long Beach, who raised money to buy and send 66 wheelchairs to Haiti. (Steven Georges/Press-Telegram)

When Don Schoendorfer learned there were more than 100 million people in the world who needed wheelchairs, he was inspired to come up with a way to get them wheelchairs, so he founded the Mission.
After he gave away his first wheelchair, he decided to quit working a 9 to 5 job and work full-time at the Mission, which is headquartered in Irvine.
"Because of their disability, they are the poorest of the poor because they can't work and family members have to stay home to take care of them," Schoendorfer said.
In order to accomplish his goal, Schoendorfer had come up with a plan.
We are reminded that one person, Don, with a simple idea could help others make a difference that will change the lives of many."
In the last 10 years, the Mission has donated nearly a half a million chairs, and the generosity of the students, Schoendorfer said, will continue to help meet the goals of organizations like his.
"Your enthusiasm and your efforts to help us is just so impressive and so inspiring for us because it helps us move on with this," he told the kids.

Osteopathic Colleges

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Don Schoendorfer, Ph.D., president and founder of the Mission, was on hand.LECOM CARES raised over $25,000 during their fundraiser, enough for 619 of Dr. Schoendorfer's inexpensive wheelchairs.

Osteopathic Colleges

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Don Schoendorfer, Ph.D., president and founder of the Mission, was on hand.LECOM CARES raised over $25,000 during their fundraiser, enough for 619 of Dr. Schoendorfer's inexpensive wheelchairs.

440 FWM Wheelchairs Distributed in Syria - PR.com

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Today I feel a little different after receiving such a positive report from the arrival of our first container in Syria," said Don Schoendorfer, FWM Founder and President.

Barefoot Rick's Free Wheelchair Mission Donation Drive

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NEARLY 30 YEARS AGO, the sight of a crippled Moroccan woman crawling across a dirt road planted a seed that germinated in 1999 when Don Schoendorfer, founder of Free Wheelchair Mission, invested his education and professional expertise as a PhD Mechanical Engineer to create a simple, rugged, and inexpensive wheelchair. The mental picture of the crawling woman's anguish and loss of dignity had haunted him for years until God opened a path for Dr. Schoendorfer.

FWCM believes that when Jesus Christ lived in this world, He had special love for the sick and crippled.

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