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Mobility Worldwide MO-Columbia Update 1/27/18: 78 built in 2018

John Wesley, founder of Methodist Church in England, said, “If your heart is as my heart, give me your hand.” I like to think of Mobility Worldwide as having joined hands with other NGOs to solve some of the health problems of the world. We are on the team with a group that is ridding this Earth of the dread disease called polio. Rotary International and Bill and Melinda Gates are major players on that team, but there are others. When Barbara and I had two small children in the 1950s our greatest fear was that polio would come to visit our family. As recently as 1988 there were 350,000 cases of polio each year, and the disease was endemic in 125 countries. In 2017 there have been only 16 cases in two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Girl in Chad, Africa has deformed hands and feet.

I served on the Habitat board with President Jimmy Carter. In 1986 he had started the Carter Center in Atlanta, GA. We asked him what the Center was going to do. He said that they were going to get rid of the Guinea worm that was so destructive to 3.6 million lives then. Today, in an article in the “Rotarian Magazine,” Mr. Carter reports that there were only 27 cases in 2017.

The Carter Center, the Gates Foundation, church groups and others have joined hands to rid the world of malaria and have made amazing strides. Childhood diseases like measles, mumps, and whooping cough have been greatly diminished. Into that proud company came Mobility Worldwide to join hands with other mobility providers to make the citizens of our Earth all mobile with the wonderful “gift of mobility”. Over 68,000 Mobility Carts in 23 years. It all started out of our Columbia, MO shop. We have just begun, and, like the others, we will not stop until our task is finished.

Thank you for being a part of our mobility team to help change the world one cart at a time.
A diamond is a piece of coal that stuck to the job. by Michel Larson
Mel West, Director Emeritus
DBA Mobility Worldwide MO – Columbia