All it took was one day for Oscar Costillo’s life to change forever. He was climbing a coconut tree, when he fell more than 70 feet to the ground. Costillo was 48 years old at the time. The next five years of his life he spent in his bed.
“I felt so sad, because I don’t feel any joy because I wanted to go out to the streets and everything, but it’s impossible for me,” Costillo said.
Costillo now has a P.E.T. but remains unemployed. He’s had a P.E.T. for three years and was one of the first people in his area to receive one.
Without it, “I think I already am dead, because in bed I got injuries to my back,” Costillo said.
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