Gary Moreau (PET MO-Columbia) distributing PET carts with 1040i in Côte d’Ivoire


12688105_1112721998741001_6135869520971153539_n“Gary Moreau with PET cart said he is excited about the long term relationship with 1040i within the Doropo region. Through 1040i, PET was able to give the gift of mobility to 82 disabled persons within 8 days. In particular, there was a 70 year old brother who brought his 63 year old sister to get new PET carts!”

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PET MO-Columbia distributing PET carts in Côte d’Ivoire

Dear PET MO-Columbia Friends,

Exciting updates are coming in from the Ivory Coast known as Côte d’Ivoire
in French. Several years ago 1040i in OK became a PET distribution
partner in two African countries. In our Fall 2015 newsletter, Gary
Moreau, our Executive Director, wrote about our new relationship with the
1040i project in Côte d’Ivoire. Thru your help, we are now going to
directly fill PET orders and help with additional overseas shipping
expenses to Côte d’Ivoire. Continue reading

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AHMEN continues to deliver PET carts in Honduras

PET Gives Mobility to paralyzed Honduran

PET Gives Mobility to paralyzed Honduran

Jose Humberto Martinez Reyes received this PET cart recently in Honduras. He is paralized from the waist down. He is 65 years and had the accident 25 years ago. He wants to thank each of you who made it possible for him to receive this PET cart. May God bless each of you.

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PET Mobility Project is faith-based & strongly health-care related

PET MO-Columbia update 2-2-16
PETs built since 1-1-16 #115

PET is faith-based, strongly health-care related, and has a large United
Methodist support. Therefore I want to do a review of Sunday’s sermon by
Rev. Adam Hamilton, pastor of the very large Church of the Resurrection,
in Leawood, KS: Continue reading

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150 children in India receive Gifts of Mobility

From Ishwar Naik:


Priya no longer crawls home from school, thanks to you and her PET Gift of Mobility

It all started in February of 2011. I was in India for assisting with my father’s knee replacement surgery. After successful procedure he was recovering at home and I was traveling in the surrounding area. This is when I spotted little Priya, going home from her school, crawling on the side of road. Somehow I decided to help her in her mobility. My father’s surgeon Dr. Joshi agreed to provide surgical solution. However after a few tests he decided that surgical procedures for Priya were too risky. Naturally we were all disappointed.

I came back to Michigan and while watching CBS News, came across this organization where a bunch of retired guys were making this contraption for people like Priya. I followed up and found that there was an affiliate no more than 10 miles from us. Additional inquiries put me in touch with Mr. Von Driggs who was more than happy to facilitate obtaining a child PET for me to take to India with me. I was able to carry a box containing a child PET with me as a checked baggage. Delta Airline was kind enough to let me carry this oversize box at no charge. We assembled the PET in my house and handed it to Priya (February 2012). Since Priya had good upper body strength, she had no difficulty with driving and steering this colorful PET made by our friends in Holland, Michigan.

I took another child PET, this one made in Holland as well, for an eight year old boy, Dhruv. He was not as proficient in driving his PET as Priya was, but we thought he would get better as he spends more time driving it.

Von Driggs had told me when I took the second one that PET International can provide a lot more PETS if there was a need in India. He also explained the roles and responsibilities of PET International, Sponsoring organizations, and local partners.

…  the full story (PDF) … Child Mobility India

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It was a long and exhausting 3 years but it finally happened and was gratifying to see smile on faces of children when they start cranking their little PETs around. I know the need is still there and we will be asked to repeat the process all over again. I am hoping that the duty free exemption will be easier to obtain now that FPH has gone through the process. Both FPH and GST will need to exhaust their inventory before we start thinking about the next shipment.

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Retired Volunteers Give Gift of Mobility Worldwide


Retired Volunteers Give Gift of Mobility Worldwide

Posted 11:43 am, January 25, 2016, by

LEIGHTON, Iowa –Millions of people live with disabilities around the world. Many are in low-income countries and can’t afford the devices needed to get around. But one group in a small Iowa town is working to give the gift of mobility. Continue reading

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Ibrahim Bangura spreads the PET story in Sierra Leone

PET MO-Columbia update 1-25-16
PETs built since 1-1-16 #81

Bangura Ibrahim presents on Leone at conf Sept2015PET is a worldwide and highly respected mission project, and becoming more so all the time. Ibrahim Richard Bangura is our PET Liason Person in Sierra Leone, West Africa. [See Ibrahim’s picture attached. He was brought to the US last year as the guest speaker at the PET Conference Celebration dinner.] He recently attended the International Day for Persons with Disabilities held in Makeni, Sierra Leone. Here is a report of the persons with whom he met on that special day: Continue reading

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