By Abner Fletcher, Houston Matters Public Radio
April 17, 2018
Don Schoendorfer is a biomedical engineer with a doctorate from MIT. When he started tinkering with parts from old lawn chairs and bicycles, some thought he was losing his mind. His wife wasn’t a fan of all the debris in their garage either.
But Don was working to make prototype after prototype of a better – and above all cheaper – wheelchair.
His goal: to make it easier and more cost-effective to give wheelchairs to the disabled in developing countries.
Don now heads the non-profit Free Wheelchair Mission.