Juan Geraldo Salvador has had polio since he was a year old. Now 30, he’s spent nearly every day of his life disabled.
Salvador considers himself one of the fortunate ones to have received a wheelchair, but in the beginning of September he received a P.E.T. or Personal Energy Transportation device.
“I now will be able to do some work for myself, because before I wasn’t really able to do much,” Salvador said.
While in a wheelchair, he repaired shoes, other wheelchairs, and some bicycles. Now with his P.E.T. he plans to start selling ice cream and pop, becoming more of a vendor.
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