Foundation To Encourage Disabled Persons provides photo of new PET user in Thailand

DSCN0140PET cart donated to young cancer survivor who recently survived debilitating cranial surgery. He was most grateful and mastered this new mobility almost immediately.

Don & Piranan Willcox
Foundation To Encourage Disabled Persons

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Global Aid Network continues to deliver mobility around the world with PET Mobility Project

An in-country partner wrote:

PET cartI have attached a picture of the first recipient of the PET cart. He was quite happy with the cart (I didn’t catch his biggest grins). I heard that he was having so much fun being mobile that he stayed up too long tooling around the hospital that he started getting dizzy. We had offered to hold on to the cart until they had transport arranged, but they managed to go with it. The cart made an impression on others also. The mother of a boy who is getting fracture treatment requested one (we told her that her boy is going to walk again, so he won’t need it).

We assembled one of the adult PET carts (more like a little car!) One of our patients (paraplegic after an auto accident) has been asked to return for physical therapy and to treat a heel ulcer. We plan to give this to him.

KIM DAVIS | PROJECT MANAGER, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
GAIN International | Action Speaks

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The Cinderella Story

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A PET word from Swaziland and a note on George Washington Carver

PET MO-Columbia update 6-23-15
PETs built since 1-1-15 #680

This blog has to do with the troubled world in which PET exists — our
nation and a world in which racial hatreds simmer and explode. Last
weekend as the news was filled with the killing of the nine in
Charleston, my family and I made a visit to the George Washington
Carver National Monument near Diamond, Missouri. Mr. Carver has long
been one of my heroes, but I had not been to the site since it was
fully developed.

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PET on display at KS – NE annual UMC conference in Wichita

DISPLAY ANGLE VIEW for email DISPLAY HEAD ON copy for emailLloyd Hanna director of the Medical Loan Closet of Wichita had a Booth at the KS – NE annual UMC conference in Wichita. Lloyd has provided PET KS. with an assortment of medical supplies for Hope Haven. He has went with us in 2014 & 2015 to Guatemala for PET distributions. He showed a PET wheelchair and Hope Havens kid chair at his booth. Kirby & Chris PET Kansas

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Mission Network News: GAiN & PET relieve Paul of crawling

PET helps disabled know Christ

(audio at http://media.mnnonline.org/news/2015/06/4-5min-10-06-2015.mp3)

Zambia (GAiN) — [Editor’s Note: Sometimes we come across stories that have such a strong impact that we can’t add anything more to it.  What follows is one such story from Global Aid Network, a partnering ministry with Cru National.]

Unable to walk

Unable to walk, “Paul” was given a great gift that changed his life in more ways that one. (Photo courtesy of GAIN USA)

Crawling along the side of the road, Paul was lucky he didn’t get hit by a truck–or the car driven by John, the Cru National Director who partners with GAiN. He first saw Paul making his way as best he could.

Paul was paralyzed from the waist down. He couldn’t walk, ride a bicycle, or drive a car; so he was forced to crawl. But it’s dangerous to crawl on the roadside, and it’s dehumanizing.

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Legacy giving to PET story and trip opportunity

PET MO-Columbia update: 6-16-15 PETs built since 1-1-15 #632

An elderly friend of mine asked me, a few weeks ago, “Mel, as I look at
my age and my bank balance, I see that I will likely have money left
over when I die. What would you suggest I do with it?” I took him
materials on two of my favorite projects. Yesterday when I saw him at
Church, he told me he had done as I suggested and left a very generous
five-figure gift to one of the projects in his will. I could tell that
he had a very good feeling about what he had done. Upon his death
two-hundred and fifty disenfranchised and leg-handicapped persons will
arise from a life of pain, indignity, poverty and marginalization, and
into a life of pride, dignity, hope, comfort and productivity. Few
persons in their lifetime will make such an impact upon so many.

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