Richard St. Denis

Richard St. Denis is an attorney from Colorado, a Top 10 CNN Hero of 2011, and a founder of World Access Project, which since 2008 has provided hundreds of wheelchairs and mobility aids to people living with disabilities in rural Mexico.[1][2]

He was injured while skiing in Lake Tahoe, California in 1976 and has used a wheelchair ever since. His World Access Project collects used wheelchairs from hospitals, nursing homes, medical supply businesses, and individual donors from across the United States.[3]


  1. ^ "An awards show unlike any other". CNN. December 10, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-10.
  2. ^ Ruffins, Ebonne (April 28, 2011). "Free Wheelchairs Give Life To Rural Mexicans". CNN. Retrieved December 26, 2011.
  3. ^ "A CNN Hero – Richard St. Denis". Disability Horizons. 24 July 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2015.

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