Saw this video and accompanying article on the challenges disabled people face in the developing world. Really struck home, because I often wonder how The Boy would possibly manage if we didn't live where we do. I mean, it's hard enough getting around -- what if the streets weren't paved. Or even if there were no streets at all?
The article I've linked below talks about the impact of PETs -- Personal Energy Transportation. Basically an off-road, hand-powered, heavy-duty tricycle.
The cool thing is, my mom's cousin, a retired missionary now living in Florida, makes these. Small world, huh.
Here's the article:
Original on Washington Post:
Through the Roof
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"Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. 4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on." (Mark 2:3-4)
About: This is a blog about accessibility, intimacy, and community. About being welcome. It’s also about bringing up The Boy. He's 11 years old and has cerebral palsy. Also popping up are The TeenGirl, who just turned 13, and The Mom, who is awesome. It's written by The Dad. It's my words, my view. Other people will think differently and have different opinions. Good.