Wheelchair Man

$9,113 of $20k goal

Raised by 88 people in 8 months
Mohammad Sayed  WATERTOWN, MA
Mohammed Sayed was born in Afghanistan. His mother died when he was five, and two weeks later he was paralyzed when his house was bombed. His father took him to a hospital and never returned. He lived for seven years in an NGO-operated hospital in the Panshir Valley. Met an American nurse at age 12, Sayed came to the United States and began his new life, attending public schools in Cambridge, Massachusetts and graduating from high school in 2016. He honed his creative skills at NuVu, an innovation high school in Cambridge that emphasizes multi-disciplinary, collaborative learning that enables inventors to take their ideas and see them through to execution.

Desiring to bring his message of hope and empowerment to children with disabilities around the world, Sayed now focuses his creative talents on helping others with spinal cord injuries through the development of adaptive tools (several with provisional patents) and the creation of comic book characters such as Wheelchair Man, to inspire others facing physical challenges. His goal is not only to help rebuild hope and confidence among people with disabilities but also to raise the consciousness of people everywhere to the abilities of those in wheelchairs.

Sayed became an American citizen in 2015. He now lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.
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Update 6
Posted by Mohammad Sayed
17 days ago
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Dear All,

I hope you are all well.

Thank you for supporting Rim Power and Wheelchair Man.

This is just a reminder that, if you live in the United States and made a contribution to Rim Power and Wheelchair Man from May 13th, 2016 onward, it is tax deductible. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Mohammad
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Update 5
Posted by Mohammad Sayed
4 months ago
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Update 4
Posted by Mohammad Sayed
4 months ago
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Dear Supporters,

This is Mohammad Sayed from Rim Power. Rim Power is the foundation behind Wheelchair Man.

I am writing this update to let you know that we received a letter of determination from the IRS declaring Rim Power as a 501(c)(3) organization. This allows for tax exemption. You can deduct your contribution.

Effective date of exemption:
May 13, 2016.

Please email me at, msayed@rimpower.org, if you have any questions.

Thank you for all your support,
Mohammad




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Posted by Mohammad Sayed
4 months ago
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$9,113 of $20k goal

Raised by 88 people in 8 months
Created August 5, 2016
$50
Shannon Berkley
8 days ago

Mohammed, I heard your story on NPR. Your perseverance and strength are truly inspiring. So glad that you have been given the opportunity to showcase your talents. I hope you are able to make it home to see your father and siblings again soon. Peace and love.

MG
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Michael Geisen
10 days ago

You inspire and help so many, Mohammad. I look forward to seeing what you do with your future.

BT
$10
beverly thiele
10 days ago

This is so needed and valuable. I can't wait to see an issue.

MK
$110
majid khokhar
1 month ago

Dear Mohammad. I was touched by your inspiring story, what you have achieved and the things you say, especially when you said: "But what defines us as humans is that some of us don't give in" It makes me think of one of my inspirations Hussain(as) about whom Gandhi said: "I learned from Hussain how to be wronged and be a winner, I learnt from Hussain how to attain victory while being oppressed" May you be successful in all your endeavours and may you remain blessed throughout your life.

HT
$20
Harmony Tang
1 month ago

Love your story! Truly inspiring! Go on and spread your positivity:)

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Roy Gathercoal
1 month ago

From one chair user to another.

MH
$100
Mark Heslin
2 months ago

Mohammed - I love this, your story is truly inspiring and you continue to shine the light on everyone around you!

AB
$25
Anitha Balaji
2 months ago

Looking forward to reading about your superhero soon. Good luck!

GB
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Glyn Britton
2 months ago

Also heard you on the BBC, what an amazing entrepreneur!

CN
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Cathy Nichols
2 months ago

I am so impressed by your story!! Wishing you great success with Wheelchair Man! It is a wonderful idea, and I love his superpower!

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