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QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Mary Tieken's work continues, and her efforts are admittedly a genuine labor of love.


For years, Tieken has helped coordinate a local project that collects and eventually distributes specially redesigned wheelchairs to populations in need around the world.


Tieken is a co-chairman and trustee for Children's Medical Ministries, which is based in Crofton, Md.


Much of the organization's work is done in Guatemala, plus Vietnam and Romania. Children's Medical Ministries helps provide mobility to many children and adults, plus a sense of relief to those who try and provide care.


"These are the poorest of the poor," said Tieken, who will turn 87 this spring and has been involved in this specific ministry for close to 30 years.