In 2013 when The D.O.V.E. Fund group was visiting Vietnam, they distributed
144 carts to disabled people in a very rural area. These people had lost the
limbs and never had the use of them from the war, from landmines, and from Agent
Catherine Karnow, Photographer traveling with the DOVE Fund, January 2013.
"Yesterday this woman went from someone who could only move along
the ground like a crab to feeling like a queen as she was given
mobility for the first time in her life. After this photo was taken she
sailed away down the road waving at us and blowing us kisses.
Project Update - 2014
In 2014 The D.O.V.E. Fund returned to Vietnam, and provided an additional 175
carts, in partnership with P.E.T. International, The International Red Cross
and Hearts for Hue. All of these organizations made the additional carts possible.
The D.O.V.E. Fund is currently working with P.E.T. International for another
shipment of carts to Vietnam later this year.
P.E.T. International Representative’s with a Child in his New Cart
Four US Vietnam Veterans with a NVA Veteran in his New Cart
Project Update - 2015
The Gift of Mobility Continues in Vietnam.
On February 18th, 2015, more P.E.T. Cart's (102)
were shipped from the Personal Energy Transportation
factory in Brazos Valley Texas.
These carts are scheduled to arrive at the Naval Station, in
San Diego California on Friday February 20th, 2015 to be
placed with onboard the USNS Mercy for transportation to Vietnam.
This project is part of “Project Handclasp” organized by the D.O.V.E.
Fund and Hearts for Hue in Vietnam.
The Brazos Valley P.E.T. shop appreciates all the support they receive
that allows them to participate in projects such as this.
Pallets of P.E.T. Carts ready to be loaded onto the Truck
Loading Pallets of P.E.T. Carts onto the truck for shipment