Category Archives: Expeditions

The Final Day

This week we have worked with a small crew since Monday. Kate Barrett and five St. Kate’s OT students worked in the clinic with Yancana Huasy staff Monday morning, with Sammie, Mary Beth and I joining them straight from the … Continue reading

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From the St. Catherine University Occupational Therapy Students

As second year graduate students at St. Catherine University we committed to coming to Peru as part of our masters project last spring. At that time we had limited knowledge of seating and positioning and we were not quite sure … Continue reading

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Friday

Today we enjoyed working with children from Aynimundo. Take a look… Tonight we had a dinner party with the Yancana Huasy team at Centro Peyton, because many of our group are heading home. Kim, Jeff and Nina left tonight, while … Continue reading

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Why We Do This

Today was the first of two days scheduled with children from Hellen Keller Program. We worked with 9 wonderful kids and their families. Another 10 will come to Yancana Huasy next Tuesday.

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Stories and Photos

Rosa is an active 22 year old woman who is paraplegic, and arrived in a wheelchair that was worn out and made her back hurt. She left in a well-fitting wheelchair that allowed her propel herself much more easily and … Continue reading

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Fines Grown Up

Eleanore’s Project began working with Yancana Huasy in a small way in 2007, before expanding our partnership in 2008. In March 2007 I first met Fines (“feen-ays”), who was 12 years old at the time and received her first wheelchair. … Continue reading

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Centro Peyton

We are settled in our new lodging, after arriving in Lima yesterday from Arequipa or the United States, depending upon who you are! Centro Peyton is part of Yancana Huasy and we have eaten many a wonderful meal here. But … Continue reading

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The Past Week in Arequipa

This morning we rose bright and early to leave our hostel in Arequipa at 6:30 am for flights to Lima. It was an intense and productive week at Carmen Alta with several twelve hour work days. The Lions Clubs sponsoring … Continue reading

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Twelve Hour Days

On Wednesday and Thursday this week we worked long hard days seating very complicated kids. Many happy families left the clinic building with their kids sitting amazingly well in wheelchairs custom fitted for them. We will post photos from the … Continue reading

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Stories of Two Girls

Our second day of clinics is complete and there are stories to tell: I first met Maria Angela at Yancana Huasy in Lima in 2009. Angela was four at the time and had never tolerated bending at her hips and … Continue reading

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