(That is using the term “PET” broadly–it was a hand cranked vehicle.)
The story is that leg-handicapped Chris Waddell wanted to climb Kilimanjaro, and needed a hand-cranked vehicle. In five days Rodney Miner of Darby, MT, created that vehicle. It is a four wheeled hand-cranked unit called the Bomba. On September 30 Chris made it to the top as a part of a climbing team. They used the summit event to get out the word that persons who do not have functional legs can still be high achievers. Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain on earth. (See attached)
Rodney Miner is the son of PET designer, Earl Miner. Rodney helped design the PET and built many of the earlier ones to ship to Larry Hills in Zaire.
*** Our shipment to Guatemala has been delayed until October 21. We still need kitchenware if you can get it to us before then–pots, pans, skillets, plastic tableware, spoons, knives, etc.. Mark Richard is helping homeless families settle into simple dwellings.
*** The top bidders on the motorhome were Bonita and David Maze, of Ohio. He will restore it and make good use of it. He will be a part of a group of families who each have a similar unit. David is a PET promoter.
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