Author Archives: Tamara Kittelson-Aldred

Happy Birthday Eleanore!

Today is Eleanore’s birthday, she would have been 28 if she were still here with us. It is also the birthday of Eleanore’s Project! Our formal acceptance of incorporation papers and 501 (c) (3) status on August 2, 2004 was … Continue reading

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Learn all about our work in Peru

In April 2017 Tamara gave a talk as part of the Global Public Health Minor Lecture Series at the University of Montana in Missoula. It was lovely to be able to share about exciting Eleanore’s Project happenings in Peru with … Continue reading

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Words from our 2017 OT students

We enjoyed the last two weeks with seven occupational therapy students from St. Catherine University. Here is what they shared about their experience of participating in Eleanore’s Project Lima 2017. As a full time student at St. Catherine University, I … Continue reading

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Diana Marcela – 6 years later

Diana lives with her family in Punto Hermosa, outside Lima on the beach. She traveled 2 hours to the Yancana Huasy wheelchair clinic on Monday for replacement of her wheelchair; she is now 13 and after 6 years she had … Continue reading

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When laughing is contagious

Have you ever heard a laugh so infectious that you have to laugh along? That was Fabrizio as he propelled himself in his first wheelchair for the first time. Fabrizio is a really active little guy with cerebral palsy. He … Continue reading

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An “Eleanore moment”

Last night our team of humans arrived safely after long hours of travel to Lima. Happily, some essential non-human materials arrived with them – 11 boxes of seating materials that were accidentally left behind when our shipping container was loaded … Continue reading

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Meeting Jesús

On Friday Sammie and I met Jesús, who is 22 years old. We were supposed to visit him the day before, but roads were closed because of flooding. On the way to his house we witnessed the Rimac River raging, … Continue reading

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A weekend – Lima to Nasca

Friday night was a wonderful social evening hosted by Yancana Huasy as a gift to Eleanore’s Project. We enjoyed typical Peruvian food prepared in the traditional manner and a lovely evening with our colleagues with whom we worked hard all … Continue reading

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Martin’s unique wheelchair

Today we worked with children from Aynimundo, including a 16 year old young man named Martin. He received a wheelchair in one of our clinics about 5 years ago. Although we did not see the chair, his mother said it had … Continue reading

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The 2016 Eleanore’s Project team arrives

Here we are after dinner tonight, 20 strong! Ready to start the clinic tomorrow.   Counterclockwise from left front: Sammie Wakefield, Marcia Marsh, Rick Aldred, Mary Beth Long, Kim Davis, Barb Gilbertson, Emma Steven, Laura Miklautsch, Alan Donaldson, Claudia Moya, … Continue reading

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