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Alumnus Mel West’s charitable organization provides hand carts to people with disabilities.

Man on a hand-powered scooter

Photo by Kyle Spradley, BS ’09

Personal Energy Transportation has provided about 35,000 hand-powered vehicles to people in Guatemala, left, and around the world. Mel West, BS Ag ’47, co-founded the charity in 1995 to help victims of polio and land mines. Kyle Spradley, BS ’09, of Rural Missouri, took this photo in 2010.

For more on PET’s impact, check out the documentary series “The Culture That Crawls” by Alex Rozier, BJ ’11, KOMU-TV 8’s Sarah Hill and Scott Schaefer, BJ ’04.