It’s an old saying, but in many cases so very true: It’s the small things in life that can make such a big difference. Nancy Gentzsch took some time away from helping build wheelchairs at a Guatemala distribution in September to give out toys to the young people in the crowd.
“You don’t realize how much you have, and how little these children have and how much they really want,” Gentzsch said. “There’s such a need down here for so much and just trying to give out crayons and coloring books was a big deal.”
Gentzsch, a Mid-Missouri native, assembles P.E.T.—Personal Energy Transportation—devices in Columbia, Missouri. She’s been on two distributions to Guatemala in 2010. But getting there the second time was not easy. Doctors diagnosed her with cancer, and she needed surgery to remove it in the middle of the summer. But her heart was in Guatemala.
“I told them from the very beginning, they had to get me well and get me on this trip,” Gentzsch said. “I wanted to come back.”
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