Liberian war amputee and polio victim receive PET carts through partnership with Global Aid Network
Weah Won (left), a former Armed Forces of Liberia Soldier, who was amputated by his captors (rebel forces) during the 1990 civil crises, has been moving about in a wheel chair. When the cart was given to him through Dr. Emmanuel Akenyibah (a board member of GCML/GAIN) Weah was so thankful that tears set his eyes. He hardly could express himself.
Abraham Kaingbay (right), a worker at the internal affairs has been with polio since 1965. His wheel chair had become old and he was wondering where to get a better one. When he was contacted by Dr. Akinyibah to come to the Malak Clinic to pick up a cart he least expected what it was. He dressed in his best and came. On receiving the cart he literally cried and repeatedly said thank U, thank U, and thank U.
PET photo from Advantage Program in Les Cayes, Haiti
We just moved to a new location right in downtown Les Cayes. We are much more visible and accessible and therefore more busy. It is fun seeing people out and about in their PET carts. The mobility allows persons with disabilities who have the strength to propel the cart to go to school, do small business, and generally get out of their house or yard and interact with the community.
Thanks so much for your help!
Anba Zel Li (Under His Wing),
June Hanks, PT, PhD, DPT