PET Founder mourns, but has good memories and sees good

PET MO-Columbia update 5-2-16
PETs built since 1-1-16 #550

This past week, three days in a row, I attended Celebration of Life
services for friends. Two of those were for members of the PET family,
Donna Hofmeister and Harold Wilson. Donna was the wife of a long-time and
major volunteer, Roger Hofmeister. Harold became a volunteer very early in
the development of PET and was a skilled and faithful worker. Continue reading

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PET carts reach disabled in the Thai Burma boarder region

14617438390471461743873785We just sent 21 PET carts to the Burma/Thai border and will send additional photos after delivery to individuals.

Regards,
Donald Willcox
The Foundation to Encourage the Potential of Disabled Persons

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Is PET a “machine of peace”?

PET MO-Columbia update 4-26-16
PETs built to date since 1-1-16 #517

When I pull into my parking space at PET there is, in front of my pickup,
a Peace Pole. We planted it several years ago in a special ceremony
involving the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. My goal then was to spark a
movement to make Columbia, MO, a “Peace Pole City.” It did not work, but
our peace pole stands solidly there, proclaiming the dream of world peace.
It is about seven feet tall, a six inch pole, with the word for peace
printed on it in about 50 languages. Margie Baima was the artist who
painted the words on it. Charlie Christy set it firm and screwed it down.
About eight groups represented there said they were going back to plant a
peace pole by their church or business. None did. Continue reading

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77 PET carts depart World Vision warehouse in Pittsburgh for Haiti

MaerskVallvikMore PET carts headed to HAITI this time, that is WONDERFUL!!

Thank you so much, we are blessed by your volunteers.

Jennifer Mounsey
Director, Corporate Engagement

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Tobias Mogesi uses child PET cart to access his education in Kenya

img1Tobias Mogesi is happy young boy. He is using his child PET cart from Columbia MO in 2014. He is 12 years old and attending school.

I met Tobias in a company of his friends from school going for lunch. He is very happy! He enjoys the company of his friends and plays with them during games not like before receiving PET. Below is Tobias and friends.

I’ll arrange to visit Tobias in school and interview him and also hear from his teachers about PET cart. The mobility has helped him access his education. Continue reading

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PET-DeMotte Celebrates 1000th Gift of Mobility!

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Being part of a group like PET can give your life purpose and power

PET MO-Columbia update 4-18-16
PETs built since 1-1-16 #486

A couple of weeks ago a young lady said to me, “Mel, last weekend I was
with a group of 300 persons who think like I do, and that was a
powerful experience.” She was correct. To be with people of like mind
and purpose is empowering. John Wesley, Methodist founder, realized
this when he said, “If your heart is as my heart, give me your hand.” Continue reading

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