Wheeling Forward helps people with disabilities experience life to the fullest and enables them to see possibility where others see insurmountable obstacles.It works with individuals to provide the advocacy, mentorship, and support services they need to reach their goals, no matter how big or small.
Alex Elegudin and Yannick Benjamin met after sustaining spinal cord injuries in the same month. Alex was just 19 and Yannick was 25. Young and determined to persevere, Alex returned to school to become an attorney and Yannick followed his passion for wine while going on to college.
After years of volunteering in the disability community, Alex and Yannick decided to use their experience and networks to tackle challenging, underserved areas of need. In 2011, they founded Wheeling Forward with a group of committed board members. In just a few short years, Wheeling Forward has provided people with the motivation and resources to resume active lives.
Please take a look at some videos that show the impact Wheeling Forward has made in just a few short years http://wheelingforward.org/programs/ .