April 2016 PET Kansas Distribution with Hope Haven Guatemala
From Wheelchairs for the Least of These: “Guatemala 2016…..you think you’re going to fly to Guatemala and bless some folks who need mobility….but guess what? Yes, they receive a blessing, but your heart is changed forever! Thank you Lord for allowing us to BE ONE!!!! Thank you Natalie Grant for nailing it with this song!!!!”
PET Kansas is a PET International affiliate workshop that builds the PET, an all-terrain wheelchair given to the disabled in developing countries. Landmines, illness, birth defects, diseases, war, and accidents all contribute to the more than 20 million people unable to walk in developing countries. The “before” and “after” pictures to the left and below show both the desperate mobility need and the resulting Gift of Mobility for a PET recipient in Honduras.
PET-Kansas with the support of volunteers and donors has built almost 900 PETs. This group has continued to grow, recently adding and building the Push Pull PET for recipients unable to use the traditional PET, offering mobility and easing their families’ burden of having to carry their disabled family member.