In February 2016, some of the PET Leighton team had the opportunity to travel to Haiti to help distribute carts. These are a few of the experiences and lives changed on this trip.
We brought a PET to the church we attended just to show them why we had come to Haiti. We noticed that a young man was parked just outside the church. After the service we talked to 17 year old Maximo and checked out his broken down 5 year old PET. We decided that Maximo needed a new PET. He was so happy and just took off down the road. God had the use for that PET that day. Maximo’s huge grin was a huge pay day for us. Praise God!
Dieuvoline was the first person Pete gave a Holland child’s PET to almost 4 years ago. Since then he has seen her 2 more times making adjustments and fixing her PET. She is now 14 years old but with her disability still needs a child PET. Carol picked her up easily and she loved being held and didn’t want to be put down even though there was a shiny new PET for her. She did acclimate to her new PET and seemed happy with her new wheels and a pretty new dress when we left.
This 10 year old, Thebeau, has not been able to walk since birth. Her father told us what a happy day this was for their family!
(right) This is Jackson. He lost his leg in a motorcycle accident 3 years ago and is now using a PET cart.
#1500 was built Friday on June 5, 2015 by members of 2nd CRC of Pella.
Friday was a day when pre-planning, pre-staging, cooperation, heavy lifting, delightful foods, gallons of paint, and servant hearted manpower accomplished the building and packing of 36 carts.
What an Incredible Day!! THANK YOU Lord!
Ardi Receives a PET from Leighton
Sutikno Gets Transportation through Leighton
Ibrahim Taqi is a blacksmith from the Mamboi village in Sierra Leone. He was affected by polio since he was a child and had crawled all his life.
These two brave ladies are from a village in Sierra Leone. They heard about the PET cart distribution and crawled from their village to the main road (about three miles). Notice the change when they received their carts and mobility!
Tafa Denhe and his family were thrilled to receive a new PET brought to Zimbabwe. The family’s ability to function as a family depended on Tafa. He is a leader in their church and is a tailor and sews in his home to have income. Gifts of watermelon were given by Tafa, the pastor and and a neighbor to express their thanks to the people who delivered the PET.
Last year 100 PET carts were donated by four affiliates including PET Leighton- IA.
The photos captured the day that mobility was given to many. The distribution partner for these carts was Kenya Relief.
Contact Mobility IA-Leighton
100 Kirkwood St
Pella, IA 50219
Pete Verhey 641-204-1972
Bill Bruxvoort 641-780-0464