Welcome to the




Help Light the Way.

The Laurel Wheeler Foundation exists to provide international relief for the blind and visually impaired through the gift of technology, training and other resources. 

Laurel is visually impaired and a recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Russian. Laurel has a passion to see others who are blind or visually impaired be given opportunities to achieve success, live independently and contribute to society. 

Established in 2017, the Laurel Wheeler Foundation serves by providing:

  • The Gift of Technology / Training
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Networking, Team Building, Partnering Relationships


      “The only thing you need to change a person’s life…       is a willing heart!”                                                                                                                  Laurel Wheeler

Lives We’ve Changed

Alyona in Moscow

We met Alyona many years ago while she was a foreign exchange student here in Texas. She currently lives in Moscow, Russia and received an iPhone from us in 2017. She has since received a laptop during our 2018 trip. Alyona is currently completing her PhD and was recently married. She is also our Moscow team leader and helps us greatly with all of our work in Russia. We are so proud of Alyona!

What We Provide 


We have given laptop computers to several deserving students and business people. They say we have changed their lives!


From GPS navigation to scanning a food product, the apps on a smart phone can also change a life. We have gifted new phones to many who cannot afford this simple but marvelous technology.

canes and equipment

A cane costs as little as $20 but still is not affordable to so many. It is so easy to change a life with the gift of a cane or braille paper and other simple resources.

braille displays and devices

A Braille display or other advanced equipment is sometimes necessary in business or when obtaining a degree. Several of our recipients have gotten jobs because of our gifts.


With the gift of technology comes the need for training and education.  We have been involved in personal instruction, various seminars and training events abroad as well as do online training from here at home. 

Networking through relationships

Many are working to help but not many are connected. We have developed partnering relationships and multiplied our efforts by bringing people and organizations together to share resources and help each other. 

How You Can Help.

“Our needs are great, but our vision, determination, and the kindness and

generosity of our supporters is greater. Your donations will be changing lives.

Thank you so much for standing with us.”       

Laurel Wheeler

Financial Gifts

All financial donations are fully tax deductible and go 100% to providing technology and resources to those who are deserving of our help. We accept financial contributions through our partners at Paypal. 

Technology Gifts

If you would like to donate technology, new or used, we are able to receive laptops, smart-phones and other resources that are in good working condition. All gifts are tax deductible and greatly appreciated.