Water for Life article about distribution of Mobility carts in Guatemala

Water For Life International

by Tim Rasmussen

Dick Carpenter, Spokane PET director with Tim Rasmussen.

Dick Carpenter, Spokane PET director
with Tim Rasmussen.

Water For Life has a new PET. Not the kind you take home to your family, but the kind you give away to someone who needs it. It does not require food, water, or a warm place to stay; and requires very little maintenance. PET stands for Personal Energy Transportation. This is a device which carries folks who have no legs, or no use of their legs. They are free to those who need them, if they can get them. This is where Water For Life comes in. We will help those folks get a PET. Let me tell you about a PET. Continue reading

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Sadie’s Story

b25d4381-9646-4858-a26c-7525dbfd8fc7From Carolina Honduras Health Foundation September 28, 2016 Newsletter:

Two years ago a team from Alabama met young Sadie Angelina at the Whispering Hope Clinic. As she came in with her mother, volunteers realized she had cerebral palsy. Volunteer Taylor Rowe spent time getting to know Sadie; a bond of friendship was developed. The next time Sadie was seen she had a Personal Energy Transport (PET) to help her get around. This year Taylor was on the Bowie team, saw Sadie, and reconnected with her. A few weeks later, volunteer Chuck Cordell was at Whispering Hope with the Altman team. He had the opportunity to visit Sadie in her home. Upon return home, the Altman team investigated the possibility of obtaining an adult PET for Sadie since she has outgrown the child’s one. AHMEN (Alabama Honduras Medical Education Network) has agreed to donate a PET which will be delivered to Sadie by an October CHHF team.

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How do we decide who to help?

For starters, how about one who happens to be nearest or far away?

PET/Mobility Columbia Update:

(Today I use a quote that has inspired me – from Norman Cousins.)

“How do we decide who to help?”

“Not all Americans are affected by compassion fatigue or conscience sickness.

Compassion is not quantitative.

Certainly it is true that for every person whose entire being cries out for help there may be a million more equally entitled to attention. Continue reading

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Small Mobility Carts distributed to disabled children through DIF in Mexico

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I just received these photos from the folks in Acuña, Mexico. We have been shipping Adult Mobility Carts to this group for several years now, as Acuña sits just across the border from Del Rio, TX, only 150 miles from San Antonio. I believe you shipped your [MI-Holland] Child Carts directly to Mac McCain or Rodney Martinez in Del Rio. They are both heavily involved with the Del Rio Host Lions Club and are the prime movers who get out Carts across the border. Continue reading

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PET/MW: Friends deliver gathered items from MO to MI

Two special couples deliver much needed mission items?

PET/MW MO-Columbia update 9-20-16
PETs/Mobility Carts built since 1-1-16 #1,186

It is always a special day when some of our PET/MW partners who live at a distance stop in, and especially so when they bring useful items for PET/MW, for the Sewing Machine Project, or for The Container Project. Here at 1908 Heriford those three projects work and blend together to help thousands upon thousands of persons in the developing world, each year. Continue reading

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Mobility carts delivered to Sarmada Rehabilitation Center in Syria

We just received some photos back from one of our partners in Turkey called the Union of Syrian Medical Relief Organizations (UOSSM) which has multiple hospitals across the border region in Syria. They received a container of donated supplies and equipment including several PETs. The PETs were brought to Sarmada Rehabilitation Center in village of Sarmada, Syria and as you can see in these photos and video, they were a big hit among the patients and staff. It looks like the PET brought a smile to this man’s face which is such a gift during these terrible times that the people of Syria are going through right now.

Thanks for this wonderful donation!

AMANDA PANIAGUA | Shipments Manager
MEDSHARE • Improving the quality of life of people and our planet
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Small Mobility Cart used in 2016 Honduran Independence Day Parade

14375345_1173559129367362_127080360_oGood morning brother Von. Attached please find a photo taken yesterday of a child in a parade in Trujillo Colon Honduras, who made a “float” out of his Mobility cart. Pretty neat! Blessings to you.

Jim Taylor
Jesus is Real Ministries

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