Amputee Bike Messengers in Afghanistan
I heard this on NPR the other day, and when I found it online, I knew I had to share it. Being a Step-Dad to an amputee and recently spending a lot of time talking to Jake about the Challenged Athletes Foundation (by the way, if you have extra money, PLEASE go give it to them), it seemed the the universe was giving me a chance to share it with as many people as I could.
“Most of the tens of thousands of people in Afghanistan who have lost legs to land mines have no way to make a living other than begging.
But one group of “mine survivors,” as the United Nations calls them, has come up with another way to feed its families. It operates a bicycle messenger service in Kabul.”