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Imagine spending your entire life on the ground...

For some, this is reality. Around the world, people lacking mobility also lack transportation options. They're carried, they crawl, or they don't leave their homes.

Since 2000, the PET Project has donated more than 50,000 hand-cranked, all-terrain wheelchairs in 100 countries.

On October 27, 28 and 29, hundreds more—in Zambia—as they receive the gift of mobility, many for the first time. As part of a StoryUp Studios project, StoryLab will be sharing this story and providing digital training to staff PET's New Life Zambia Center using donated iPads.

StoryUp Studios will be producing a virtual reality video of these peoples' experience living life from the ground, and the Reynolds Journalism Institute will be using journalism drones to capture aerial footage of the wheelchair distribution day.

Join us here, from October 24 through November 4, for daily updates from the trip and mobile storytelling projects.