You can change hopelessness into nourished hope through PET

PET MO-Columbia update 2-24-15: PETs built since 1-1-15 #266

Recommended book for all PET Folks: A Path Appears by Nicholas D.
Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn, Knopp, 2014.

I’ve just read this book and found myself saying “Amen” on about every
page. It is a wonderful mix of individual stories about how persons and
groups have made a difference in this world, and with solid research
data. Continue reading

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Recent recipients of Gifts of Mobility in Honduras

(from Fanny Aviles Facebook page)

15892_830613257006369_6226201314625441906_n 11045374_830613233673038_9007673869241493906_oMarch 2: Quedo perfecto para Danilo Perez gracias por el apoyo en la adaptación a Ivan Hernandez y Roy Torres es hermoso y satisfactorio Servir a quien lo necesita!!!

Bing translation: He was perfect for Danilo Perez thanks for the support on the adaptation to Ivan Hernandez Roy Torres and is beautiful and satisfying to serve who need it!!! Continue reading

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PET cart shipment via Project Handclasp to arrive in Ghana, West Africa March 26th

SANY0860PET Mobility Project partner Point Hope in Ghana, prepares for the
arrival of a donation of PET carts via US Navy’s Project Handclasp.

Point Hope and other in country distribution partners, Center for the Employment of Persons with Disabilities, and the Orthopedic Center in Nsawam, will be helping distribute the donation of 168 PET carts later this year.

In 2012 Point Hope in Ghana received and distributed their first
donation of PET carts. The attached photo was taken at the distribution
ceremony.

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50,000th PET Celebration on Thursday, April 16 at Columbia shop

PET MO-Columbia update 3-17-15 PETs built to date in year 2015: 287

I am so pleased that we can, working with PET International, give
attention to those individual “least of these” persons who are in need
of mobility. Here is a story to illustrate: Continue reading

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Disabled in Kono, Sierra Leone receive repairs via Mobility Sierra Leone partnership

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Branford UMC hosts benefit concert to raise funds for PET Mobility Project

From http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20150301/capezzone-friends-present-benefit-concert-in-branford-to-bestow-gift-of-mobility

Capezzone & Friends present benefit concert in Branford to bestow gift of mobility

By Lisa Reisman, lisareisman27@gmail.com, POSTED: 03/01/15, 5:26 PM EST

BRANFORD >> Branford’s Laurence “Pepi” Capezzone heard about the Honduran woman who had been crawling on the ground since she developed polio at the age of 2. And the man in Central Asia whose legs had to be amputated due to collapsing veins. And the Sudanese boy, also polio-stricken, hidden away in shame because his legs did not function.

No, he didn’t march to his workshop and build hand-cranked carts so each of them could get around.

He did the next best thing.

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Truckload of PETs heads to US Navy in CA for Vietnam

PET MO-Columbia update 3-10-15: PETs BUILT SINCE 1-1-15 #263

It was a proud moment last week when we here at PET loaded 132 boxed
PETs on a 53′ truck for shipment to San Diego, CA. The shipment
exemplified not only PET’s desire to provide appropriate mobility for
those in need, but also for our desire to cooperate with other agencies
to improve life in general on this Earth. John Wesley said, “If your
heart is as my heart, give me your hand.” That is what we do. Continue reading

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