Thanks so much to our partner in the field for this powerful, testimony straight from Indonesia.
The Wheelchair Distribution by Yayasan Pondok Kasih partnering with District Military Command held in Military Head-quarter in Surabaya, Indonesia.
There were 26 wheel-chairs distributed. It was overwhelming to see the recipients (young, old and veterans) could not stop crying while sitting on the very chairs they needed which they could not afford. The Commander-in-chief was so thankful that Yayasan Pondok Kasih gave to military handicapped veterans. He personally came to our office to give Yayasan Pondok Kasih a award as token of appreciation. There are a lot of testimonies how the wheelchair meant for them.
10 year old Anik, could not stop crying the entire time during the distribution. She did not utter a word but her big tears expressed how thankful she was for the wheelchair. She was unable to walk since her childhood, and her mother had to carry her everywhere she went. It was a touching sight to see the reaction of the recipients. They did not only come from Surabaya, but also from the neighboring cities , such as Sidoarjo, Gresik, Madura etc. The Military announced the distributions from the radio. People came from far and near. Since this event, they held similar events in other places. It is good that it moved the military to look for the disabled in their areas.