Sunday, November 10, 2013

Atyrau Wheelchair Training and Distribution

Our next stop was a town in the western part of Kazakhstan.  We first visited here in September of last year.  It was nice to see some familiar faces.

These are the trainers that came from Utah.

Our friend Pavel from Uralsk.  Love his shirt!

They had a great ramp for the practice.
These boxes are to be sent to Uralsk.  It was fun sorting them out.

Finally, on the third day, we can distribute the wheelchairs.  Once the people realize that the training is for safety and not just an obstacle of paperwork, they get the spirit of the training.


When this lady came the last day.  She'd had her hair done and looked beautiful.  She was so happy to have her new wheelchair.


This man has had his wheelchair for 30 years!

This is our friend, Sister Orton.  She's taking a little rest.  She and her husband live in Atyrau and helped us immensely to get this project taken care of.

Then the TV crew showed up to see what was happening.

At the end of the day, we walked across the Ural River from Europe into Asia for dinner with the Thalmans and Ortons.

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