Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Wheelchairs for Pohnpei

       Yesterday we had the opportunity of participating with all the missionaries and leaders from Guam in presenting 280 wheelchairs and 40 walkers and 40 sets of crutches to the Pohnpei State Hospital.
     There are many people on the island that have lost use of there legs, either through amputation, or disease.  So many have been home bound for years and yesterday the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints donated all of the items to the hospital specifically for those who qualify for them. It isn't enough for all of the people that have a need for one, but it will help a lot.  They actually presented 3 to individuals who had lost a leg, and all three were so touched. 2 of the 3 have been home and bed bound for a long time and for the first time, in a long time, they were able to leave there homes and now will have a way to have some measure of freedom of getting around, so they can have a life.
     We as missionaries will have the opportunity of delivering many of the wheelchairs, walkers and crutches to those that have no way of coming in to the hospital to get them. It will be a great blessing for all of us to get to help so many.
Cargo box with all the wheelchairs, walkers and crutches

The Dewyeyes

     It was a great day.

1 comment:

  1. It looks wonderful. What a neat thing to be a part of!! I love seeing your pictures.