AN EVENING CELEBRATING THE GIFT OF MOBILITY
Join Free Wheelchair Mission for the sixteenth annual Miracle of Mobility Gala, one of Orange County's most highly-anticipated charity events of the year.
Each year, the gala attracts 600+ prominent philanthropists, community leaders, and change-drivers in Southern California to raise money to provide the transforming gift of mobility to individuals living with a disability in developing nations.
Join us for an unforgettable evening!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
5:30 PM Reception with Cuisine Stations and Silent Auction
7:15 PM Evening Program and Live Mobility Auction
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
$195 per person
Ticket includes event admission and one wheelchair donation.
Preferred Hotel Accommodations: Avenue of the Arts
Special Miracle of Mobility Rates Available
Can't Attend, But Still Want to Support the Mission?
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER - VICTORIA ARLEN
ESPN Host, Paralympic Gold Medalist, Author, and Dancing with the Stars Semi-Finalist
At the tender age of eleven, life drastically changed for Victoria Arlen. She developed two rare conditions known as Transverse Myelitis and Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis and quickly slipped into a minimally-conscious state.
For the next four years, she was "locked" inside her own body - completely aware of what was going on, but unable to move or communicate. Doctors believed there was little hope of survival and recovery. Victoria, however was not ready to give up. In 2010, she began the nearly impossible fight back to life, learning how to speak, eat, and move all over again.
Victoria has gone on to exceedingly defy the odds. She not only fully recovered but has gone on to become an accomplished motivational speaker, actress, model, and swimmer. Her swimming resume includes three silvers and a gold medal from the London 2012 Paralympic Games, as well as multiple world, American, and pan-American records.
In April 2015, Victoria made the transition from professional athlete to sportscaster and joined ESPN as one of the youngest on-air talents hired by the company, reporting and hosting for various platforms. More recently, Victoria defied the odds yet again: after spending nearly a decade in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the waist down, she was able to relearn how to walk.
Victoria's inspiring story of recovery fully embraces turning life's challenges into fuel for extraordinary accomplishments.
INTERESTED IN SPONSORING THE EVENT?
Each year, we host a fantastic silent auction during the Reception, with unique, one-of-a-kind items that are donated to us by generous businesses and supporters around the country.
From exquisite vacation packages to hand-carved wooden bowls, our silent auction is a highly anticipated and talked about part of the evening.
We are still accepting donations for this year's silent auction.
2019 MIRACLE OF MOBILITY
Free Wheelchair Mission is a humanitarian nonprofit that designs and manufactures cost-efficient, durable wheelchairs for those living with a disability in developing nations.
In collaboration with a network of like-minded partners, Free Wheelchair Mission has provided more than one million wheelchairs to those in need in 93 countries around the world, providing renewed dignity, independence, and hope through the gift of mobility, at no cost to the recipient.
Learn more at www.freewheelchairmission.org.
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