PROVO — After eight years, hundreds of wheelchairs and thousands of cookies, 14-year-old Zack Francom is ready to pass the torch.
Francom has sold lemonade and cookies for nearly a decade to raise money to buy wheelchairs for those in need and is ready to pass the tradition on to his sister, Helen Bird.
Francom was just six years old when he attended a school assembly by LDS Philanthropies where the charity challenged each class to raise enough money to buy one wheelchair to donate to those in need.
According to LDS Philanthropies, 20 million disabled people need wheelchairs but cannot afford one. The Humanitarian Services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides wheelchairs and walking aids to those in need.
Francom knew he wanted to help but wanted to do something unique. After talking to his parents about the idea, the family …