IAG assists Paralympian’s Zambia effort
26 / 12 / 2012
IAG Cargo has freighted a donation of wheelchairs from Paralympic champion Heinz Frei to Mpanshya Hospital in Zambia.
The wheelchairs were flown from Zurich, Switzerland to Lusaka, Zambia at no cost as a gesture of goodwill and support for Mpanshya Hospital.
Gabi Thönen, founder of Friends of Mpanshya Hospital Zambia, says: “It’s great that IAG Cargo and Heinz Frei made this possible as these wheelchairs will make the difference to the lives of those in need at Mpanshya Hospital.”
Heinz Frei has competed in both Summer and Winter Paralympic Games as a wheelchair athlete and as a cross-country sit-skier in a career spanning more than 25 years.
Frei is the current world record holder in the 10,000m, half-marathon and full-marathon wheelchair races and is a five time European champion as well as a 15-time Paralympic champion, winning his most recent gold medal at London 2012.