(CNN) – Since 2008, Richard St. Denis and his nonprofit, World Access Project, have provided hundreds of wheelchairs and mobility aids to people living with disabilities in rural Mexico.
St. Denis and his group also teach recipients how to use their chairs and maximize their quality of life.
CNN asked St. Denis for his thoughts on being chosen as one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2011.
CNN: Where were you when you got the call that you'd been selected as a Top 10 CNN Hero?
Richard St. Denis: I was at home in Santiago Casandeje, Mexico. I was completely surprised.
I am honored to be one of the Top 10. The door has been opened to show the world the huge need for wheelchairs in Mexico, the plight of those who are stuck in their house because they can't move, and all the lives we are changing.
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