About

Our Mission

We help people with disabilities experience life to the fullest and enable them to see possibility where others see insurmountable obstacles.

We work with individuals to provide the advocacy, mentorship, and support services they need to reach their goals, no matter how big or small.

Our Mission

We help people with disabilities experience life to the fullest and enable them to see possibility where others see insurmountable obstacles.

We work with individuals to provide the advocacy, mentorship, and support services they need to reach their goals, no matter how big or small.

The Need

Wheeling Forward steps in to help recently disabled people that lack a support system and resources to obtain the services they need. We know that disability impacts every person’s life differently and work to address each person’s diverse needs. As people adapt to life with a long term disability, Wheeling Forward helps them navigate the health and social service systems on the way to an active life in the community.

Team

Yannick Benjamin
Alex Elegudin
Gennadiy Ryskin
Lily Lozovsky
Maneshka Perrera
Lawrence Harding
Dr. Raymond Perez
Jennifer Ho

Story

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 went to college while becoming an esteemed sommelier.

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, the organization has provided people with the motivation and resources to resume active lives. Wheeling Forward is recognized as an agile, innovative and effective group of advocates working to drive progress in the disability community.

Our Response

Wheeling Forward helps people with disabilities meet their short and long term goals by offering a comprehensive set of services

$145K OF $750K GOAL

Partners

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