Category Archives: Peru 2012

New photo galleries from Lima and Puerto Maldonado

Our wheelchair clinics concluded on Friday in Puerto Maldonado. Rick has been shooting photos all along, and today I’m happy to share those photos. Click below to view the galleries.     Lima     Puerto Maldonado

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In the Canopy

Today we had a wonderful rest day with a special jungle canopy excursion. Rick, Sammie, Kate, Leslie and three of our Lion’s Club hosts traveled by boat for 45 minutes to reach a trail into the jungle. There we walked … Continue reading

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Persistent Parents

Friday, March 30 was our last work day here in Puerto Maldonado and we finished early. We were all most impressed by Ranoldo, a two year old boy, and his wonderful, persistent parents. On Tuesday night they appeared at our … Continue reading

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OT Students Speak

Hola amigos! On Thursday in Puerto Maldonado, the Eleanore’s Project team was able to provide support to ten different individuals and their families. We wanted to share one story from today about an individual named Aldo. Aldo is a 17 … Continue reading

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Working in Puerto Maldonado

Today we seemed to hit our stride in Puerto Maldonado, being more familiar with the space and set up. Our work space at the Don Carlo Hotel has a beautiful view of the Tambopata River, part of the headwaters of … Continue reading

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Seika – A new mover

Today we had one of those rare privileges that sometimes come our way on an Eleanore’s Project expedition. We got to see someone move themselves for the very first time. Seika is a very bright and willful 15 year old … Continue reading

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Leaving Lima

Yesterday was our last day of clinics at Yancana Huasy. We worked with seven children, and at the end of the day packed up our tools for the next leg of the trip. We left most of the extra materials … Continue reading

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Thursday at Yancana Huasy with Aynimundo

Today there were 7 children scheduled for our wheelchair clinic from Aynimundo, a CBR program located in a different part of Lima. We have worked with them for several years, and Yancana Huasy is kind enough to open their doors … Continue reading

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Wednesday – Constructive Chaos

Wednesday began with all in good order. We arrived at Yancana Huasy around 8:30 a.m. and four children were waiting, which gave some of us “free” time to work on two wheelchairs that were incomplete from the previous day, before … Continue reading

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Tuesday – Day 2 at Yancana Huasy (now with photos!)

Rufino arrived before 8 am this morning to transport us and we beat a lot of traffic to arrive for an earlier start in the clinic. After finding things that were mislaid in the move yesterday afternoon, we settled in … Continue reading

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