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Mini-Newsletter 2.5 January 2013

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27 recipient photos from ADHU in El Salvador

PDF of photos.




CBS Kalamazoo reports on PET MI-Holland





PET MO-Columbia update 1/7/13

Nigeria Suen PET new parts Jan2013More about Suen Oke: You have heard (or read) me as I talked about Suen Oke. In 2005 a call came from Dr. Tina Slusher, Louisville, KY, for a PET for Suen Oke. Suen was a girl from Nigeria. Dr. Slusher had brought her to Louisville for special surgery. The surgery was successful but Suen had polio, not curable. I sent a PET, she rode it into the airport and it went with her to Nigeria free of charge. We received photos and reports. Suen went to high school on her PET.

About 3 years ago I received a call from some Baptists in Texas, who were going to visit the mission where Suen lived. She needed new rear wheels (when we sent her the PET it had balloon tires). I sent wheels with solid rubber tires, some bearings, etc. She then went to college on her PET.

Last week we received a photo of Suen on her PET, now seven years older. It looks almost new, and still has the original solid front tire. Miss Oke is out of college and looking for work. She is an utterly beautiful young woman, sitting like a queen on her beloved PET.

I have worked very hard for 17 years with PET, and if Suen had been the only life touched, it would have been worth it. But there are 21 million more.

"There are no traffic jams on the extra mile." Zig Zigler

Mel West




Video: Vietnam delivery and assembly of PETs


Last year PET International embarked on a partnership in Vietnam with The Dove Fund. Their implementing partner in country is Hearts for Hue. The PET Affiliates in Moundridge, Kansas, Holland, Michigan and Penney Farms, Florida all contributed toward this mobility distribution. We look forward to seeing how the PET carts benefit the disabled in Vietnam.

See DOVE Fund begins distribution of PET carts begins in Vietnam for two recipient photos.